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Culicoides

Pronunciation: ku-li-koy'dez

Definition: A genus of minute biting gnats or midges, vectors of several nonpathogenic human filariae (Mansonella, Dipetalonema), of Onchocerca in horses and cattle, and of several viral agents of domestic sheep and fowl.

[L. culex, gnat]

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