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n 1  cap  :  a large cosmopolitan genus of mosquitoes that includes the common house mosquito (C. pipiens) of Europe and No. America, a widespread tropical mosquito (C. quinquefasciatus syn. C. fatigans) which transmits some filarial worms parasitic in humans, and other mosquitoes which have been implicated as vectors of virus encephalitides and possibly of other human and animal diseases  2  :  a mosquito of the genus Culex cu*li*cine adj or n 
Similar sounding terms:  calix   calx  ca·lyx  gallicus 

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