yellow-fever mosquito


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yel·low-fe·ver mosquito

(yĕl′ō-fē′vər)
n.
A mosquito (Aedes aegypti) of subtropical and tropical regions worldwide that is the primary carrier of yellow fever.
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Noun1.yellow-fever mosquito - mosquito that transmits yellow fever and dengueyellow-fever mosquito - mosquito that transmits yellow fever and dengue
mosquito - two-winged insect whose female has a long proboscis to pierce the skin and suck the blood of humans and animals
Aedes, genus Aedes - yellow-fever mosquitos
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Those tests were conducted by Klun against the mosquito species Aedes aegypti, which is best known as the yellow-fever mosquito, and Anopheles stephensi, which spreads malaria in Asia.
Dengue, transmitted primarily by the yellow-fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti, causes a severe, flulike illness.