culicifuge

1. Driving away gnats and mosquitoes. 2. An agent that keeps mosquitoes from biting. [L. culex, gnat + fugo, to drive away]

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cu·lic·i·fuge (ku-lisґĭ-fūj) [culex + -fuge] a preparation that repels gnats and mosquitoes.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • culiciform —   a. like a mosquito.    ♦ culicifuge, n. substance killing mosquitoes …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • culic- — combining form or culici Etymology: New Latin, from Latin culic , culex : gnat : mosquito Culicidae culicifuge …   Useful english dictionary

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