I. noun a mosquito of a genus which is particularly common in warmer countries and includes the mosquitoes that transmit the malarial parasite to humans. Compare with culex.●Genus Anopheles, subfamily Anophelinae, family Culicidae. II. derivatives anopheline /əˈnɒfɪlʌɪn, əˈnɒfɪliːn / adjective, noun
– origin late 19th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek anōphelēs ‘unprofitable, useless’.