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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.


relating to mosquitoes of the genus Aedes
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