Asian tiger mosquito

noun

Definition of Asian tiger mosquito

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

Asian tiger mosquito

noun

Medical Definition of Asian tiger mosquito

  1. :  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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