culex

noun cu·lex \ ˈkyü-ˌleks \

Definition of culex

:any of a large cosmopolitan genus (Culex) of mosquitoes that includes the common house mosquito (C. pipiens) of Europe and North America and vectors of the viruses causing Saint Louis encephalitis and West Nile virus

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Origin and Etymology of culex

New Latin, from Latin, gnat; akin to Old Irish cuil fly


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culex

noun cu·lex \ ˈkyü-ˌleks \

medical Definition of culex

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 :a mosquito of the genus Culex

culicine

play \ˈkyü-lə-ˌsīn\ adjective or noun

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