Culex meaning

kyo͝o'lĕks'
Any of various mosquitoes of the genus Culex, which includes the common house mosquito (C. pipiens) and species that spread diseases such as West Nile virus.
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Any of a large genus (Culex) of mosquitoes, including many of the most common species found in North America and Europe.
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Any of various mosquitoes of the genus Culex, which includes the common house mosquito (C. pipiens) and species that spread diseases such as West Nile virus.
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(biology) Any of various mosquitoes of the genus Culex, some of which carry disease.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Culicidae — some of the mosquitos.
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Origin of culex

  • Latin gnat
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Directly from Latin culex (“mosquito”).
    From Wiktionary