aedine

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aedine ‎(not comparable)

  1. Relating to, or characteristic of mosquitos of the genus Aedes
    • 2015 July 11, “A Spatial Analysis of Rift Valley Fever Virus Seropositivity in Domestic Ruminants in Tanzania”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0131873:
      Although the mechanisms of virus maintenance during inter-epidemic periods (IEP) are poorly understood, it is believed that RVFV is maintained during this time in aedine mosquito eggs, and outbreaks occur following abnormally heavy rains that cause flooding, especially in swampy areas.