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Culex (Culex)
1. A genus of mosquitoes found worldwide but more frequently in tropical areas. It includes over 2,000 species, many of which serve as vectors for a wide variety of diseases of humans, animals, and birds, including many arbovirus diseases and forms of avian malaria.
2. From Latin (akin to celer swift, cellere to impel, Greek kellein to drive on), a flea.
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