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  Culicidae



Culicidae

   A family of the order DIPTERA that comprises the mosquitoes. The larval stages are aquatic, and the adults can be recognized by the characteristic wing venation, the scales along the wing veins, and the long proboscis. Many species are of particular medical importance.

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Family
1. A group of individuals related by blood or marriage or by a feeling of closeness. 2. A biological classification of related plants or animals that is a division below the order and above the genus. 3. A group of genes related in structure and in function that descended from an ancestral gene. 4. A group of gene products similarly related in structure and function and of shared genetic descent. 5. Parents and their children. The most fundamental social group in humans.

DIPTERA
An order of the class Insecta. Wings, when present, number two and distinguish Diptera from other so-called flies, while the halteres, or reduced hindwings, separate Diptera from other insects with one pair of wings. The order includes the families Calliphoridae, Oestridae, Phoridae, Sarcophagidae, Scatophagidae, Sciaridae, SIMULIIDAE, Tabanidae, Therevidae, Trypetidae, CERATOPOGONIDAE; CHIRONOMIDAE; CULICIDAE; DROSOPHILIDAE; GLOSSINIDAE; MUSCIDAE; and PSYCHODIDAE.

Veins
Blood vessels that carry blood from the arms, legs, head and body organs back to the heart.

Medical
Pertaining to Medicine.



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Culiacan doctors
All doctors near Culiacan, Mexico. Doctors who can assist a patient in Culiacan.

Culices
A genus of mosquitoes (CULICIDAE) commonly found in tropical regions. Species of this genus are vectors for St. Louis encephalitis (ENCEPHALITIS, ST. LOUIS) as well as many other diseases of man and domestic and wild animals.

Culicoides
A family of biting midges, in the order DIPTERA. It includes the genus Culicoides which transmits filarial parasites pathogenic to man and other primates.



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Cuff, Rotator
The musculotendinous sheath formed by the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, and teres minor muscles. These help stabilize the head of the HUMERUS in the glenoid fossa and allow for rotation of the SHOULDER JOINT about its longitudinal axis.

Cultural Backgrounds
A collective expression for all behavior patterns acquired and socially transmitted through symbols. Culture includes customs, traditions, and language.

Cultural Background
A collective expression for all behavior patterns acquired and socially transmitted through symbols. Culture includes customs, traditions, and language.

Cultural Anthropology
The study of social phenomena which characterize the learned, shared, and transmitted social activities of a particular ethnic group.

Culicoides
A family of biting midges, in the order DIPTERA. It includes the genus Culicoides which transmits filarial parasites pathogenic to man and other primates.

Culicidae

Culices
A genus of mosquitoes (CULICIDAE) commonly found in tropical regions. Species of this genus are vectors for St. Louis encephalitis (ENCEPHALITIS, ST. LOUIS) as well as many other diseases of man and domestic and wild animals.

Culex
A genus of mosquitoes (CULICIDAE) commonly found in tropical regions. Species of this genus are vectors for St. Louis encephalitis (ENCEPHALITIS, ST. LOUIS) as well as many other diseases of man and domestic and wild animals.

Culdoscopies
Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the female pelvic viscera by means of an endoscope introduced into the pelvic cavity through the posterior vaginal fornix.

Cultural Evolution
The continuous developmental process of a culture from simple to complex forms and from homogeneous to heterogeneous qualities.

Cultural Diversity
Coexistence of numerous distinct ethnic, racial, religious, or cultural groups within one social unit, organization, or population. (From American Heritage Dictionary, 2d college ed., 1982, p955)

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