(also culex mosquito)
noun (plural culices /-ləˌsēz/)
- a mosquito of a genus that includes a number of kinds commonly found in cooler regions. They do not transmit malaria, but can pass on a variety of other parasites including those causing filariasis. Compare with anopheles.
- Genus Culex, subfamily Culicinae, family Culicidae
Pronunciation: /ˈkyo͞oləˌsīn/adjective & noun
late 19th century: Latin, literally 'gnat'