noun, plural a·noph·e·les.
Origin of anopheles
Examples from the Web for anopheles
In contrast to the veteran Anopheles, the Aedes mosquito did not arrive until the 1980s.Chikungunya: The Mosquito-Borne Virus That Contorts Your Limbs|Kent Sepkowitz|March 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The other division of malaria-hunters pursued the trail of the Anopheles to her lair.Preventable Diseases|Woods Hutchinson
In the stomach of an Anopheles, the gametocytes quickly proceed to gamete-formation.
The isthmus of Panama was beautifully adapted to the breeding of the anopheles and the widest dissemination of malaria.The Panama Canal|J. Saxon Mills
To-day we know that malaria is communicated by the bite of the anopheles mosquito and never by the air.How to Live|Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
Malaria is transmitted in this way by the anopheles mosquito; typhus fever by lice, and plague by the rat flea.On the Fringe of the Great Fight|George G. Nasmith
noun plural -les
Word Origin for anopheles
genus of mosquitoes, Modern Latin, coined 1818 by German entomologist Johann Wilhelm Meigen (1764-1845) from Greek anopheles "useless, hurtful, harmful," from an-, privative prefix, (see an- (1)) + ophelos "use, help, advantage" (see Ophelia). So called because it conveys malaria.