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aedes

or aëdes

[ey-ee-deez] /eɪˈi diz/
noun
2.
any mosquito of the genus Aedes.
Origin of aedes
< New Latin (1818) < Greek aēdḗs distasteful, unpleasant, equivalent to a- a-6 + -ēdēs, combining form of hēdýs sweet, akin to hēdonḗ pleasure. See sweet
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  • The very officers of the Plebeians, the famous Plebeian aediles, get their name from association with this temple (aedes).

    The Religion of Numa Jesse Benedict Carter
  • Footnote: The word "Aedile" is derived from aedes, meaning temple.

  • Like the David, it used to live out of doors, until in 1755 Nicolaus Martelli "in aedes suas transtulit."

    Donatello

    David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
  • aedes in colle Quirinali Romulo constituta, ipse pro deo cultus et Quirinus est appellatus.

    Selections from Viri Romae Charles Franois L'Homond
British Dictionary definitions for aedes

aedes

/eɪˈiːdiːz/
noun
1.
any mosquito of the genus Aedes (formerly Stegomyia) of tropical and subtropical regions, esp A. aegypti, which transmits yellow fever and dengue
Word Origin
C20: New Latin, from Greek aēdēs unpleasant, from a-1 + ēdos pleasant
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aedes in Medicine

Aedes A·e·des (ā-ē'dēz')
n.
A genus of mosquitoes frequently found in tropical and subtropical regions that includes Aedes aegypti, which transmits diseases such as yellow fever and dengue.

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