Any of various mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles, which can carry the malaria parasite and transmit the disease to humans. Also called anopheles mosquito.
[New Latin Anōphelēs, genus name, from Greek anōphelēs, useless : an-, without; see A–1 + ophelos, advantage, use (influenced by earlier *nōphelēs, useless).]
a·nophe·line′ (-līn′, -lĭn) adj.
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