aedes


ae·des

noun \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

ae·des

noun \ā-ˈē-(ˌ)dēz\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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