culicid [kyo͞o′lə sid΄]
[< ModL Culicidae, name of the family < L culex (gen. culicis): see CULEX]
of the mosquito family
a mosquito

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  • Culicid — Cu li*cid, a. [L. culex, icis, gnat.] (Zo[ o]l.) Like or pertaining to the Mosquito family ({Culicid[ae]}). n. A culicid insect. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • culicid — /kyooh lis id/, n. 1. any of numerous dipterous insects of the family Culicidae, comprising the mosquitoes. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the culicids. [ < NL Culicidae, equiv. to Culic , s. of Culex CULEX + idae ID2] * * * …   Universalium

  • culicid — cu·li·cid …   English syllables

  • culicid — /kjuˈlɪsəd/ (say kyooh lisuhd) noun 1. any of the dipterous insects of the family Culicidae; a mosquito. –adjective 2. belonging or relating to the Culicidae …   Australian English dictionary

  • culicid — I. ˈkyüləsə̇d, ˌsid; kyüˈlisə̇d adjective Etymology: New Latin Culicidae : of or relating to the Culicidae II. noun ( s) : one of the Culicidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • respiratory siphon — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Diptera, the caudal breathing tube of culicid larvae …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • tragus — n. [Gr. tragos, goat] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Diptera, a somewhat elaborate lobe on the rim of the pinna of a laticorn trumpet of some culicid pupae …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • trumpet — n. [OF. trompe, trumpet] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Diptera, paired, usually movable respiratory structures, located on the dorsal portion of the cephalothorax of culicid pupae; see laticorn trumpet, angusticorn trumpet …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ventral brush — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In culicid larvae, a linear series of irregularly paired setae, often divided into two groups, posteroventrally on the midline of abdominal segment 10 …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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