anopheles

noun anoph·e·les \ ə-ˈnä-fə-ˌlēz \

Definition of anopheles

:any of a genus (Anopheles) of mosquitoes that includes all mosquitoes which transmit malaria to humans

anopheline

play \-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


Medical Dictionary

anopheles

noun anoph·e·les \ ə-ˈnäf-ə-ˌlēz \

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

anopheline

play \-ˌlīn\ adjective or noun

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