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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.
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(of mosquitoes) belonging to the genus Anopheles, which carries malaria
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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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This anopheline species is a known vector of malaria parasites in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India.
To date, 44 species and subspecies of anopheline mosquitoes have been documented in Ethiopia, with the predominant malaria type being Anopheles arabiensis.
The anthropophilic, haemophagic and nocturnal female anopheline mosquitoes transmit the blood-dwelling malaria parasite by inoculation into peripheral blood of human host during a blood meal.
Madam, the debilitating impact of malaria on public health cannot be overstated,1 hence we commend the stupendous efforts of Khan SU and Khan RA in determining possible factors affecting Anopheline mosquito breeding sites.2 However, we believe that some crucial analysis has been omitted.
The parties will build on Oxitec's deployment of Friendly Aedes mosquitoes to reduce the vector that spreads dengue, Zika and other diseases and apply the self-limiting and male-selecting technology to anopheline vectors that can spread malaria in endemic regions in the Americas, eastern Africa and South Asia.
He noted that the disease is transmitted by a female anopheline mosquito that commonly affects children under five years of age, pregnant mothers, Sicklers and people coming from non-endemic countries.
Moreover, prior to 2014 no Wolbachia infection has been documented in 38 anopheline species, including several important malarial vector species (An.
Khan et al., "Diversity of anopheline species and their Plasmodium infection status in rural Bandarban, Bangladesh," Parasites & Vectors, vol.
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.
Corbel, "Pyrethroid resistance in African anopheline mosquitoes: what are the implications for malaria control?" Trends in Parasitology, vol.