Definition of mosquito in English:
noun (plural mosquitoes or mosquitos)
A slender long-legged fly with aquatic larvae. The bite of the bloodsucking female can transmit a number of serious diseases including malaria and encephalitis.
- Culex, Anopheles, and other genera, family Culicidae
- Humans can contract the disease when bitten by mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus.
- Only 30 years old, he died of yellow fever, transmitted by a mosquito's bite.
- The pesticide kills mosquitoes, the blood-sucking pests that spread malaria.
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