Culex


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Culex

 [ku´leks]
a genus of mosquitoes found throughout the world; many species transmit various disease-producing agents, e.g., microfilariae, sporozoa, and viruses.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

Culex

(kū'leks),
A genus of mosquitoes (family Culicidae) including over 2000 species. Largely tropical but worldwide in distribution; they are vectors for a number of diseases of humans and of domestic and wild animals and birds.
[L. gnat]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

culex

(kyo͞o′lĕks′)
n. pl. cu·lices (-lĭ-sēz′)
Any of various mosquitoes of the genus Culex, which includes the common house mosquito (C. pipiens) and species that spread diseases such as West Nile virus. Also called culex mosquito.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Cu·lex

(kū'leks)
A genus of mosquitoes including over 2000 species. Largely tropical but worldwide in distribution; they are vectors for a number of diseases of humans and of domestic and wild animals and birds.
[L. gnat]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Laboratory vector competence of Culex (Melanoconion) cedecei for sympatric and allopatric Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis viruses.
Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae): This species was collected from ovitraps placed in the state of Tabasco.
Larvicidal assay against Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito: Larvicidal potential of the plant extracts was evaluated following WHO pesticide evaluation (WHOPES) guidelines (2005) for laboratory and field testing of mosquito larvicides.
The larvae were identified as Aedes albopictus and Culex quinquefasciatus [13] and midguts were isolated.
We also extend our thanks to Director of 'Centre for Research in Medical Entomology (CRME)' Madurai, Tamil Nadu for providing mosquito cultures: Culex quinquefasciatus, A.
israelensis on development of resistance in the mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae)," Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol.
Parasitism, Aquatic Mites, Mosquitoes, Culex pipiens
The southern house mosquito (Culex quinquefasciatus) is common in the Americas.
(2,3) It is a mosquito borne disease transmitted by Culicine mosquitoes, most notably by Culex tritaeniorhynchus & Culex vishnui and occasionally caused by Culexgelidus, Culex fuscocephala, Culex annulus and Culex annulirostris.
It should also be pointed out the introduction of new pathogenic agents such as West Nile virus, which is regularly circulating on the Mediterranean littoral which one of vectors is Culex pipiens [22, 56, 5, 19].
Fiocruz institute said that additional studies will be needed to determine what role the widespread Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito has played in the Zika epidemic.
Entomological surveillance in the southern U.S., including Texas, focuses on the southern house mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus Say.