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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Culicidae — a type of mosquito.

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Examples

  • Authorities have been desperate to tame the growing scourge of dengue fever, a largely urban disease transmitted via a striped mosquito known as Aedes aegypti.

    Mosquitoes Bred to Die

  • He had been educated in France and at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and having practiced medicine in Havana for twenty-odd years, he had concluded that yellow fever was not only transmitted by the mosquito but by a specific mosquito–a silvery, comparatively noiseless household variety, Stegomyia fasciata later to be called Aedes aegypti.

    The Path Between the Seas

  • He had been educated in France and at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and having practiced medicine in Havana for twenty-odd years, he had concluded that yellow fever was not only transmitted by the mosquito but by a specific mosquito–a silvery, comparatively noiseless household variety, Stegomyia fasciata later to be called Aedes aegypti.

    The Path Between the Seas

  • For twenty years, too, Dr. Carlos Finlay of Havana kept in - sisting that yellow fever was spread by the bite of a certain mos - quito, the female of Culex fasciatus, now called Aedes aegypti.

    Manuscript Draft: Walter Reed: Doctor in Uniform, by Laura Wood, [19 -- ]

  • "Although the disease is currently restricted to northern Queensland, the chief culprit ... the mosquito called Aedes aegypti actually inhabits an area larger than the disease transmission areas and is not restricted by temperature," Mr Whelan said.

    northernstar.com.au: The Northern Star

  • So they infected the mosquito species that spreads dengue fever †"called Aedes aegypti â€" with that fruit-fly parasite, breeding several generations in a tightly controlled laboratory.

    News from www.pantagraph.com

  • So they infected the mosquito species that spreads dengue fever - called Aedes aegypti - with that fruit-fly parasite, breeding several generations in a tightly controlled laboratory.

    Latest Headlines - ABC 7 News

  • So they infected the mosquito species that spreads dengue fever - called Aedes aegypti - with that fruit-fly parasite, breeding several generations in a tightly controlled laboratory.

    Latest Headlines - ABC 7 News

  • So they infected the mosquito species that spreads dengue fever - called Aedes aegypti - with that fruit-fly parasite, breeding several generations in a tightly controlled laboratory.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • Carried by mosquitoes, such as Aedes aegypti, 40\% of the world's population is believed to be at risk from the infection.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

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