Culicidae

noun plural
Cu·​lic·​i·​dae | \ kyü-ˈlis-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Culicidae (audio) \

Medical Definition of Culicidae

: 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 19 Sep. 2021.

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