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Culex

Pronunciation: ku'leks

Definition: A genus of mosquitoes (family Culicidae) including over 2000 species. Largely tropical but worldwide in distribution; they are vectors for a number of diseases of humans and of domestic and wild animals and birds.

[L. gnat]

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