- yellow-fever mosquito.
- any mosquito of the genus Aedes.
Origin of aedes
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In contrast to the veteran Anopheles, the Aedes mosquito did not arrive until the 1980s.
The story centers on Aedes albopictus, aka the Tiger mosquito, a newcomer to the New World.
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.History of Rome from the Earliest times down to 476 AD
Robert F. Pennell
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
- any mosquito of the genus Aedes (formerly Stegomyia) of tropical and subtropical regions, esp A. aegypti, which transmits yellow fever and dengue
C20: New Latin, from Greek aēdēs unpleasant, from a- 1 + ēdos pleasant
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- 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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