(also culex mosquito)
Definition of culex
noun (plural culices /-lɪsiːz/)
- a mosquito of a genus which includes a number of kinds commonly found in cooler regions. They do not transmit malaria, but can pass on a variety of other parasites including those causing filariasis. Compare with anopheles.
- Genus Culex, subfamily Culicinae, family Culicidae
Pronunciation: /ˈkjuːlɪsʌɪn, -siːn/adjective & noun