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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.
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(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]
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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]
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