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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.]
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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]
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(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.
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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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Of 855 mosquitoes captured, 532 were anophelines and 323 were culicines. Among anophelines, the An.
Fumigation can be done to include all other mosquitoes, such as Culicines and Aedes, he said.
Immature mosquito collections that included both anophelines and culicines were conducted from 3 provinces (Gyeonggi, Gyeongsangbuk, and Chungcheongbuk) of the ROK (Figure 1).
This was done separately for anophelines and culicines. The variable area had three categories in Malindi: urban, peri-urban, or rural.
This family includes three subfamilies viz., Culicinae (Culicines), Anophelinae (Anophelines) and Toxorhynchitinae (Service, 2008).
The total number of culicines collected at Kindele was 188 and at Kimbangu was 19,501.
fluviatilis, other anophelines, culicines and total mosquitoes had come down to 0.2, 0, 0.3, 0.4 and 0.9 (Table III).
Equivalent studies on vector population genetics of other Anophelines and Culicines, by means of allozyme frequency comparisons, should help provide the background for more appropriate antivectorial measures to be implemented against each population of medically important mosquitoes in turn.
The relative densities of females between culicines and anophelines were 94% and 6% respectively.