Asian tiger mosquito

noun

: 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.

Word History

First Known Use

1986, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Asian tiger mosquito was in 1986

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Cite this Entry

“Asian tiger mosquito.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Asian%20tiger%20mosquito. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

Asian tiger mosquito

noun
: 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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