Definition of anopheles
: any of a genus (Anopheles) of mosquitoes that includes all mosquitoes which transmit malaria to humans
anophelineplay \-ˌlīn\ adjective or noun
Origin and Etymology 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: 1824See Words from the same year
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