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CULEX (culices)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Culex mean? 

CULEX (noun)
  The noun CULEX has 1 sense:

1. type genus of the Culicidae: widespread genus of mosquitoes distinguished by holding the body parallel to the resting surface

  Familiarity information: CULEX used as a noun is very rare.


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CULEX (noun)


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Meaning:

Type genus of the Culicidae: widespread genus of mosquitoes distinguished by holding the body parallel to the resting surface

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

Culex; genus Culex

Hypernyms ("Culex" is a kind of...):

arthropod genus (a genus of arthropods)

Meronyms (members of "Culex"):

common mosquito; Culex pipiens (common house mosquito)

Culex fatigans; Culex quinquefasciatus (widespread tropical mosquito that transmits filarial worms)

Holonyms ("Culex" is a member of...):

Culicidae; family Culicidae (mosquitoes)


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