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aedes

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[ ey-ee-deez ]
/ eɪˈi diz /
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noun
any mosquito of the genus Aedes.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for aedes

aedes
/ (eɪˈiːdiːz) /

noun
any mosquito of the genus Aedes (formerly Stegomyia) of tropical and subtropical regions, esp A. aegypti, which transmits yellow fever and dengue

Word Origin for aedes

C20: New Latin, from Greek aēdēs unpleasant, from a- 1 + ēdos pleasant
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Medical definitions for aedes

Aedes
[ ā-ēdēz′ ]

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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