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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Culex  \Cu"lex\,  n.  [L.,  a  gnat.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  genus  of  mosquitoes  to  which  most  of  the  North  American 
  species  belong.  Some  members  of  this  genus  are  exceedingly 
  annoying,  as  {C.  sollicitans},  which  breeds  in  enormous 
  numbers  in  the  salt  marshes  of  the  Atlantic  coast,  and  {C. 
  pipiens},  breeding  very  widely  in  the  fresh  waters  of  North 
  America.  (For  characters  distinguishing  these  from  the 
  malaria  mosquitoes,  see  {Anopheles},  above.)  The  yellow-fever 
  mosquito  is  now  placed  in  another  genus,  {Stegomyia}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Culex  \Cu"lex\  (k?"l?ks),  n.  [L.,  a  gnat.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  genus  of  dipterous  insects,  including  the  gnat  and 
  mosquito. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Culex 
  n  :  type  genus  of  the  Culicidae:  widespread  genus  of  mosquitoes 
  distinguished  by  holding  the  body  parallel  to  the  resting 
  surface  [syn:  {Culex},  {genus  Culex}] 




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