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Noun: mosquito (mosquitoes,mosquitos)  mu'skee-tow or mó'skee-tow
  1. Two-winged insect whose female has a long proboscis to pierce the skin and suck the blood of humans and animals
    - skeeter [N. Amer, Austral, informal], mozzie [Brit, informal], mossie [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: mosquitos, mosquitoes

Type of: dipteran, dipteron, dipterous insect, two-winged insects

Part of: Culicidae, family Culicidae

Encyclopedia: Mosquito, Newfoundland