yellow-fever mosquito

noun

: a small dark-colored mosquito (Aedes aegypti) that is the usual vector of yellow fever

Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yellow-fever mosquito was in 1901

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Cite this Entry

“Yellow-fever mosquito.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yellow-fever%20mosquito. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

yellow-fever mosquito

noun
: a small dark-colored mosquito of the genus Aedes (A. aegypti) that is the usual vector of yellow fever

called also tiger mosquito

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