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English definition of “mosquito”

mosquito

noun [C] uk   /məˈskiː.təʊ/ us    /-t̬oʊ/ (plural mosquitoes or mosquitos) (UK informal mossie, mozzie)
B1 a small flying insect that bites people and animals and sucks their blood: Some types of mosquito transmit malaria to humans.
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