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Definition of Mosquito


  1. Any one of various species of gnats of the genus Culex and allied genera. The females have a proboscis containing, within the sheathlike labium, six fine, sharp, needlelike organs with which they puncture the skin of man and animals to suck the blood. These bites, when numerous, cause, in many persons, considerable irritation and swelling, with some pain. The larvae and pupae, called wigglers, are aquatic.

Mosquito Quotations

Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a difference has never tried to fall asleep with a mosquito in the room.
Christine Todd Whitman

If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.
Anita Roddick

The best blood will at some time get into a fool or a mosquito.
Benito Mussolini

If a mosquito has a soul, it is mostly evil. So I don't have too many qualms about putting a mosquito out of its misery. I'm a little more respectful of ants.
Douglas Hofstadter

I believe more in precision, when you have the capability, like when you see a mosquito fly and you're able to hit it, you're able to hit it with a couple of short sharp shots... it's a beautiful thing.
Alexis Arguello
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Mosquito Translations

mosquito in Dutch is muskiet
mosquito in French is moucheron
mosquito in Norwegian is mygg
mosquito in Portuguese is mosquito
mosquito in Spanish is mosquito
mosquito in Swedish is mygga
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