any of a genus (Anopheles) of mosquitoes that can carry and transmit various diseases, esp. malaria
Origin of anophelesModern Latin ; from Classical Greek an?phel?s, harmful ; from an-, without + ophelos, use, help
Any of various mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles, which can carry the malaria parasite and transmit the disease to humans.
Origin of anophelesNew Latin Anōphelēs, genus name, from Greek anōphelēs, useless : an-, without; see a–1 + ophelos, advantage, use (influenced by earlier *nōphelēs, useless).