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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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Culex mosquitoes, the primary carrier for West Nile, are active in the evening and early morning and rest in vegetation through the day.
The officials found 46 Culex mosquitoes carrying potentially serious viruses.
The JE virus is transmitted by Culex mosquitoes that breed in water pools and flooded rice fields.
The JE virus is transmitted by Culex mosquitoes which thrive from water pools and flooded rice fields.
West Nile fever is spread by Culex mosquitoes and the infection could be confirmed only if the second samples tests positive.
During the study, researchers found Culex mosquitoes, for example, which might transmit the West Nile virus (WNV), and the West Nile disease was identified in the UAE in animals and in Oman also in humans.
Host feeding patterns of Culex mosquitoes and West Nile Virus transmission, northeastern United States.
Culex mosquitoes is one of the genera carrying Japanese encephalitis and filariasis [1].
The discovery of DNA of unknown filarioid helminths in ornithophilic Culex mosquitoes (Cx.
Cry48/ Cry49 toxin expressed during sporulation in some strains play significant in the activity against Culex mosquitoes (Jones et al.
Japanese encephalitis virus IgM-positive pigs and humans and Japanese encephalitis virus-positive Culex mosquitoes in Nyingchi District, Tibet, China, 2015 * No.