Asian tiger mosquito


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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Asian tiger mosquito

Share Asian tiger mosquito

Statistics for Asian tiger mosquito

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Asian tiger mosquito

The first known use of Asian tiger mosquito was in 1986

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for Asian tiger mosquito

Asian tiger mosquito


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

Comments on Asian tiger mosquito

What made you want to look up Asian tiger mosquito? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


the setting in which something occurs

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!