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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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Ryan, a professor of medical geography at the University of Florida, studied the possible outcomes of the adaptation of the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus with temperature changes throughout the ages.
The Ministry of Health and the Muscat Municipality is calling on all citizens and residents to help eradicate the breeding areas of the aedes aegypti mosquito and to cooperate with field teams involved in the campaign.
Besides carrying out spraying and fogging, the campaign also saw studying the breeding areas of the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, and conducting awareness programmes.
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