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n. pl. aedes
Any of various mosquitoes of the genus Aëdes, including A. aegypti, which transmits diseases such as yellow fever and dengue.

[New Latin Aēdēs, genus name, from Greek aēdēs, unpleasant : a-, not; see a-1 + ēdos, pleasure; see swād- in Indo-European roots.]

a·e′dine (-dīn, -dēn) adj.


(Animals) any mosquito of the genus Aedes (formerly Stegomyia) of tropical and subtropical regions, esp A. aegypti, which transmits yellow fever and dengue
[C20: New Latin, from Greek aēdēs unpleasant, from a-1 + ēdos pleasant]


or a•ë•des

(eɪˈi diz)

any mosquito of the genus Aedes, esp. A. aegypti, a vector of yellow fever and dengue.
[< New Latin (1818) < Greek aēdḗs distasteful, unpleasant]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aedes - yellow-fever mosquitosAedes - yellow-fever mosquitos    
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Aedes aegypti, yellow-fever mosquito - mosquito that transmits yellow fever and dengue
Aedes albopictus, Asian tiger mosquito - striped native of Japan thriving in southwestern and midwestern United States and spreading to the Caribbean; potential carrier of serious diseases
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