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aedes

[ey-ee-deez] /eɪˈi diz/
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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British Dictionary definitions for aëdes

aedes

/eɪˈiːdiːz/
noun
1.
any mosquito of the genus Aedes (formerly Stegomyia) of tropical and subtropical regions, esp A. aegypti, which transmits yellow fever and dengue
Word Origin
C20: New Latin, from Greek aēdēs unpleasant, from a-1 + ēdos pleasant
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aëdes in Medicine

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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