anopheles

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noun anoph·e·les \ə-ˈnä-fə-ˌlēz\

Definition of anopheles

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1824


Medical Dictionary

anopheles

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noun anoph·e·les \ə-ˈnäf-ə-ˌlēz\

Medical Definition of anopheles

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of mosquitoes that includes all mosquitoes that transmit malaria to humans

  2. 2:  any mosquito of the genus Anopheles

anopheles

adjective

anopheline

\-ˌlīn\play adjective or noun

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