anopheles


anoph·e·les

noun \ə-ˈnä-fə-ˌlēz\

Definition of ANOPHELES

:  any of a genus (Anopheles) of mosquitoes that includes all mosquitoes which transmit malaria to humans
anoph·e·line \-ˌlīn\ adjective or noun

Origin of ANOPHELES

New Latin, genus name, from Greek anōphelēs useless, from a- + ophelos advantage, help; akin to Greek ophellein to increase, Armenian aweli more
First Known Use: 1824

anoph·e·les

noun \ə-ˈnäf-ə-ˌlēz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANOPHELES

1
capitalized : a genus of mosquitoes that includes all mosquitoes that transmit malaria to humans
2
: any mosquito of the genus Anopheles
anopheles adjective
anoph·e·line \-ˌlīn\ adjective or noun

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