Asian tiger mosquito

noun

Definition of Asian tiger mosquito

: a black-and-white striped Asian mosquito (Aedes albopictus) that is a vector of several diseases (such as dengue) and has been introduced into the U.S.

First Known Use of Asian tiger mosquito

1986, in the meaning defined above

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“Asian tiger mosquito.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Asian%20tiger%20mosquito. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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Asian tiger mosquito

noun

Medical Definition of Asian tiger mosquito

: a black-and-white striped Asian mosquito of the genus Aedes (A. albopictus) that transmits the causative viruses of several diseases (as dengue and Japanese B encephalitis) in Asia and that has been introduced into the United States

called also tiger mosquito

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