aedes

or a·ë·des

[ ey-ee-deez ]
/ eɪˈi diz /
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noun

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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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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Medicine 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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