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aedes

noun ae·des \ā-ˈē-(ˌ)dēz\
plural aedes

Definition of AEDES

:  any of a genus (Aedes) of mosquitoes including the vector of yellow fever, dengue, and other diseases
ae·dine \-ˈē-ˌdīn\ adjective

Origin of AEDES

New Latin, genus name, from Greek aēdēs unpleasant, from a- + ēdos pleasure; akin to Greek hēdys sweet — more at sweet
First Known Use: circa 1909
Medical Dictionary

aedes

noun ae·des \ā-ˈē-(ˌ)dēz\

Medical Definition of AEDES

1
capitalized :  a large cosmopolitan genus of mosquitoes that includes vectors of some diseases (as yellow fever and dengue)
2
plural aedes :  any mosquito of the genus Aedes
ae·dine \-ˌdīn, -ˌdēn\ adjective

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