Adjective "aedes" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


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."


    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.