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a·noph·e·les

 (ə-nŏf′ə-lēz′)
n.
Any of various mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles, which can carry the malaria parasite and transmit the disease to humans. Also called anopheles mosquito.

[New Latin Anōphelēs, genus name, from Greek anōphelēs, useless : an-, without; see a-1 + ophelos, advantage, use (influenced by earlier *nōphelēs, useless).]

a·noph′e·line′ (-līn′, -lĭn) adj.
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anopheles

(əˈnɒfɪˌliːz)
n, pl -les
(Animals) any of various mosquitoes constituting the genus Anopheles, some species of which transmit the malaria parasite to man
[C19: via New Latin from Greek anōphelēs useless, from an- + ōphelein to help, from ophelos help]
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a•noph•e•les

(əˈnɒf əˌliz)

n., pl. -les.
any of several mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles, certain species of which are vectors of the parasite causing malaria in humans.
[1895–1900; < New Latin < Greek anōphelḗs useless, hurtful, harmful =an- an-1 + -ophelēs, adj. derivative of óphelos profit]
a•noph′e•line` (-ˌlaɪn, -lɪn) adj., n.
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a·noph·e·les

(ə-nŏf′ə-lēz′)
Any of various mosquitoes that can transmit malaria to humans.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anopheles - malaria mosquitoesAnopheles - malaria mosquitoes; distinguished by the adult's head-downward stance and absence of breathing tubes in the larvae
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
anopheline - any mosquito of the genus Anopheles
malaria mosquito, malarial mosquito - transmits the malaria parasite
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Translations

anopheles

n pl <-les>, anopheles mosquito (Zool) → Anopheles f, → Malariamücke f
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Comparative efficacy of different imagicides against different strains of Anopheles stephensi in the malaroius areas of Iran, 2004-05.
An Anopheles stephensi mosquito obtains a blood meal from a human host through its pointed proboscis - Reuters CAIRO -- 3 July 2019: As Egypt's Aswan has been receiving dozens of Africans participating in the AFCON matches hosted, the city detected 82 travelers with malaria, and reportedly cured them all.
The researchers used two of the most important malaria-hosting mosquito species in the world -- Anopheles stephensi and Anopheles gambiae -- to conduct their experiments.
An Anopheles stephensi mosquito obtains a blood meal from a human host through its pointed proboscis in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters November 23, 2015.
maculatus and Sitophilus zeamais (Oni, 2010; Mailafiya et al., 2014), larvae Anopheles stephensi and Culex quinquefasciatus (Madhumathy et al., 2007).
Chemical insecticides are largely used for the control of malaria and many have been recommended for the public health use.9 These chemical insecticides are largely used for indoor spraying and mosquito nets.10 In Pakistan 24 species of the genus anopheles have been reported.11 The anopheles stephensi and anopheles culicifacies are the confirmed vector of malaria in Pakistan.12 The development of resistance against chemical insecticides is a serious threat to malaria control programmes.13 Therefore there is need to develop alternative vector control tools and should be taken into consideration to minimise the human vector contact and hence malaria transmission intensity.
Moreover, a study in the 2010 publication of Journal of Applied Bioscience listed 10 plants used by the indigenous people of Ibadan against Anopheles stephensi. It involved Egunyomi A, Gbadamosi I.T., and Osiname K.O, from the Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Ibadan.
In the Anophelinae sub-family, Wolbachia transinfection has been successful in Anopheles gambiae [72, 73] and in Anopheles stephensi [74], respectively major vectors of human malaria in Africa and the Middle East, and South Asia [75, 76].
Immune enhanced Anopheles stephensi mosquitoes by Rel2 in the midgut demonstrated better resistance to Plasmodium infection and may give clear direction to design appropriate control strategies [14, 15].
quinquefasciatus than Anopheles stephensi. The isolate KS2-13 and KS2-15 did not produce mortality in A.
In 2015, a team including the University of California-Irvine geneticist Anthony James lab-tested a drive containing synthetic antibodies that disable malaria parasites in the gut of the South Asian mosquito Anopheles stephensi. The gene drives are unlikely to cause harm if they somehow jump into another species--and because the mosquito population survives, their predators won't lack for food.