adjective or noun see anopheles

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  • anopheline — I noun any mosquito of the genus Anopheles • Hypernyms: ↑mosquito • Member Holonyms: ↑Anopheles, ↑genus Anopheles II adjective relating to or characteristic of malaria mosquitoes …   Useful english dictionary

  • anopheline — See anopheles. * * * …   Universalium

  • anopheline — adjective Of or pertaining to the anopheles mosquito …   Wiktionary

  • anopheline — Referring to the Anopheles mosquito. * * * anoph·e·line (ə nofґə lēn) pertaining to or caused by mosquitoes of the tribe Anophelini …   Medical dictionary

  • anopheline — anoph·e·line …   English syllables

  • anopheles — anopheline /euh nof euh luyn , lin/, adj., n. /euh nof euh leez /, n., pl. anopheles. any mosquito of the genus Anopheles, certain species of which are vectors of the parasite causing malaria in humans, distinguished from other mosquitoes by the… …   Universalium

  • Malaria — An infectious disease caused by protozoan parasites from the Plasmodium family that can be transmitted by the sting of the Anopheles mosquito or by a contaminated needle or transfusion. Falciparum malaria is the most deadly type. The symptoms of… …   Medical dictionary

  • History of malaria — The history of malaria predates humanity, as this ancient disease evolved before humans did. Malaria, a widespread and potentially lethal infectious disease, has afflicted people for much of human history, and has affected settlement patterns.… …   Wikipedia

  • anopheles — noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Greek anōphelēs useless, from a + ophelos advantage, help; akin to Greek ophellein to increase, Armenian aweli more Date: 1899 any of a genus (Anopheles) of mosquitoes that includes all mosquitoes which …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • malaria — noun Etymology: Italian, from mala aria bad air Date: 1740 1. archaic air infected with a noxious substance capable of causing disease; especially miasma 2. a. a human disease that is caused by sporozoan parasites (genus Plasmodium) in the red… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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