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Main Entry: mos·qui·to
Pronunciation: mschwa-primarystressskemacront-omacr
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -toes also -tos
Etymology: from Spanish mosquito "mosquito," literally "little fly," from mosca "fly"
: any of numerous two-winged flies of which the females have a needlelike structure of the mouth region adapted to puncture the skin and suck the blood of animals
- mos·qui·to·ey /-primarystressskemacront-schwa-wemacron/ adjective
[mosquito illustration]

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