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culex

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noun cu·lex \ˈkyü-ˌleks\

Medical Definition of culex

  1. 1 capitalized :  a large cosmopolitan genus of mosquitoes that includes the common house mosquito (C. pipiens) of Europe and North America, a widespread tropical mosquito (C. quinquefasciatus synonym C. fatigans) which transmits some filarial worms parasitic in humans, and other mosquitoes which are vectors of the viruses causing Japanese B encephalitis, Murray Valley encephalitis, Saint Louis encephalitis, and West Nile fever

  2. 2:  a mosquito of the genus Culex

culicine \ˈkyü-lə-ˌsīn\play adjective or noun



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