Adjective "aedes" definition and examples

(Aedes may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/eɪˈiːdiːz/

Definitions and examples

noun

A large and widespread genus of small mosquitoes (family Culicidae) including several vectors of human disease, notably Aedes aegypti, the principal carrier of yellow fever. Also (in form aedes): a mosquito of this genus (more fully "aedes mosquito").

    More definitions

    1. yellow-fever mosquito.

    2. any mosquito of the genus Aedes.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "mosquitos can be aedes."

    Origin

    Mid 19th century. From scientific Latin Aedes from ancient Greek ἀηδής unpleasant, disagreeable from ἀ- + ἦδος delight, pleasure from the same Indo-European base as sweet.