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Related to Anopheles stephensi: anopheline, Anopheles arabiensis, Anopheles funestus, Anopheles gambiae, anopheles mosquito
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.
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]
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.
Any of various mosquitoes that can transmit malaria to humans.
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|Noun||1.||Anopheles - 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