Anopheles meaning

ə-nŏfə-lēz
Any of various mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles, which can carry the malaria parasite and transmit the disease to humans.
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Any of a genus (Anopheles) of mosquitoes that can carry and transmit various diseases, esp. malaria.
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Any of various mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles, which can carry the malaria parasite and transmit the disease to humans.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Culicidaemosquitos that spreads malaria.
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Origin of anopheles

  • New Latin Anōphelēs genus name from Greek anōphelēs useless an- without a–1 ophelos advantage, use (influenced by earlier nōphelēs useless)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition