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. Also called anopheles mosquito .
Origin of anophelesNew Latin Anōphelēs genus name from Greek anōphelēs useless an- without ; see a- 1. ophelos advantage, use ( influenced by earlier nōphelēs useless )