aëdes

aedes

[ey-ee-deez]
noun
2.
any mosquito of the genus Aedes.
Also, aëdes.


Origin:
< Neo-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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aedes (eɪˈiːdiːz)
 
n
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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Aedes A·e·des (ā-ē'dēz')
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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