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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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