aedes

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noun ae·des \ā-ˈē-(ˌ)dēz\

Definition of aedes

plural

aedes

  1. :  any of a genus (Aedes) of mosquitoes including the vector of yellow fever, dengue, and other diseases

aedine

play \-ˈē-ˌdīn\ adjective

Origin and Etymology 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: 1856


Medical Dictionary

aedes

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noun ae·des \ā-ˈē-(ˌ)dēz\

Medical Definition of aedes

  1. 1 capitalized :  a large cosmopolitan genus of mosquitoes that includes vectors of some diseases (as yellow fever and dengue)

  2. 2plural aedes :  any mosquito of the genus Aedes

aedine

\-ˌdīn, -ˌdēn\play play adjective

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