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 An&omacron;phel&emacron;s, genus name, from Greek an&omacron;phel&emacron;s, useless : an-, without; see a–1 + ophelos, advantage, use (influenced by earlier *n&omacron;phel&emacron;s, useless).