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English

Aedes aegypti biting a human.

Etymology

Spanish mosquito (small fly), from mosca (fly), + diminutive suffix -ito, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] musca

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
mosquito

Plural
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  1. A small flying insect of the family Culicidae, known for biting and sucking blood, leaving an itching bump on the skin. However, only the female of the species bites animals and humans. They are known to carry diseases like malaria and yellow fever.

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Galician

Noun

mosquito m. (plural mosquitos)

Singular
mosquito m.

Plural
mosquitos m.

  1. mosquito

Spanish

Etymology

Diminutive of mosca

Pronunciation

Noun

mosquito m. (plural mosquitos)

Singular
mosquito m.

Plural
mosquitos m.

  1. Mosquito; small fly

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