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cu·lex

 (kyo͞o′lĕks′)
n. pl. cu·li·ces (-lĭ-sēz′)
Any of various mosquitoes of the genus Culex, which includes the common house mosquito (C. pipiens) and species that spread diseases such as West Nile virus. Also called culex mosquito.

[Latin, gnat.]

culex

(ˈkjuːlɛks)
n, pl -lices (-lɪˌsiːz)
(Animals) any mosquito of the genus Culex, such as C. pipiens, the common mosquito
[C15: from Latin: midge, gnat; related to Old Irish cuil gnat]

cu•lex

(ˈkyu lɛks)

n., pl. -li•ces (-ləˌsiz)
any of numerous mosquitoes constituting the genus Culex, standing with the body parallel to surfaces, including the common house mosquito, C. pipiens.
[1825–50; < New Latin (Linnaeus); Latin: gnat, midge]
cu′li•cine` (-ləˌsaɪn) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.culex - type genus of the Culicidae: widespread genus of mosquitoes distinguished by holding the body parallel to the resting surfaceCulex - type genus of the Culicidae: widespread genus of mosquitoes distinguished by holding the body parallel to the resting surface
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
common mosquito, Culex pipiens - common house mosquito
Culex fatigans, Culex quinquefasciatus - widespread tropical mosquito that transmits filarial worms
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A newly emergent genotype of West Nile virus is transmitted earlier and more efficiently by Culex mosquitoes.
Effects of rice culture practices on the abundance of Culex mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in northern Thailand.
Four cages of Culex mosquitoes from 4 separate underground parking lots, each with mosquitoes (> 100), were identified as Cx.
Culex mosquitoes, the principal vectors, are prolific in rural areas where their larvae breed in ground pools, especially in flooded rice fields.
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The CDC report cited higher than usual temperatures in 2012 as a likely factor in the record-high West Nile virus activity as hot and dry conditions are ideal for the breeding of Culex mosquitoes and lead to more interactions between birds and mosquitoes sharing limited water pools.
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The number of pools of Culex mosquitoes tested each year within the counties of Cook and DuPage varied from 7,000 to more than 9,000.
Mark-release-recapture studies with Culex mosquitoes (Diptera:Culicidae) in Southern California.
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