gambiae

noun
gam·​bi·​ae | \ ˈgambēˌē \
plural -s

Definition of gambiae

: an African mosquito (Anopheles gambiae) introduced into Brazil that is a very efficient vector of malaria

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History and Etymology for gambiae

New Latin gambiae (specific epithet of Anopheles gambiae), from Gambiae, genitive of Gambia, country in West Africa

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“Gambiae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gambiae. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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