or a·ë·des



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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for aedes

Contemporary Examples of aedes

Historical Examples of aedes

  • 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."


    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



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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aedes in Medicine




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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