anopheles /əˈnɒfɪliːz / anopheles mosquito


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’.

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