or a·ë·des



any mosquito of the genus Aedes.

Nearby words

  1. aecidium,
  2. aeciospore,
  3. aecium,
  4. aecl,
  5. aedeagus,
  6. aedicula,
  7. aedicule,
  8. aedile,
  9. aedoeagus,
  10. aef

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

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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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Medicine definitions for aedes




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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