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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.


(of mosquitoes) belonging to the genus Anopheles, which carries malaria
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anopheline - any mosquito of the genus Anophelesanopheline - any mosquito of the genus Anopheles
mosquito - two-winged insect whose female has a long proboscis to pierce the skin and suck the blood of humans and animals
Anopheles, genus Anopheles - malaria mosquitoes; distinguished by the adult's head-downward stance and absence of breathing tubes in the larvae
Adj.1.anopheline - relating to or characteristic of malaria mosquitoesanopheline - relating to or characteristic of malaria mosquitoes
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The larvae habitat features, like its permanent or temporary nature, artificial or natural, basic type, substrate type and vegetation, anopheline and culicine larval presence and density, were noted.
It is primarily transmitted by anopheline mosquitoes.
Human infection begins when a female anopheline mosquito inoculates plasmodium sporozoites from its salivary gland during a blood meal.
This usually ranges from seven to 30 days but may be up to months or even longer after the bite of an infected Anopheline mosquito.
22) showed that the treating rice fields close to the landward edge of the floodplains with larvicides would help to reduce transmission levels because demonstrates the human-made changes are exploited by anopheline mosquitoes resulting in increased malaria transmission.
Impact of deforestation and agricultural development on anopheline ecology and malaria epidemiology.
sergentii were found to represent 20% and 11%, respectively, of the total anopheline larvae collected.
When the infected anopheline mosquito infects humans, it inoculates the sporozoite form of the parasite.
In the absence of the nuisance of mosquitoes biting, people tend to cease using bed nets because of an erroneous assumption that very low anopheline populations would not pose a significant risk of malaria (Pulford et al.
10) Foreseeing the need for a compatible parasite-vector pair on which to base the malaria challenge, WRAIR entomologists exposed various anopheline species to multiple P falciparum parasite lines, both lab-adapted and patient-derived, to assay for successful mosquito infection.