n. pl. aedes
Any of various mosquitoes of the genus Aëdes, including A. aegypti, which transmits diseases such as yellow fever and dengue.
[New Latin Aēdēs, genus name, from Greek aēdēs, unpleasant : a-, not; see A-1 + ēdos, pleasure; see swād- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
a·edine (-dīn, -dēn) adj.
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