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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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