Culicidae

noun plural

Cu·​lic·​i·​dae kyü-ˈlis-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Culicidae (audio)
: a family of slender long-legged dipteran flies having the body and appendages partly covered with hairs or scales and the mouthparts adapted for piercing and sucking, comprising the mosquitoes, and having active aquatic larvae known as wrigglers

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“Culicidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Culicidae. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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