anopheles definition

  • noun:
    • some of various mosquitoes associated with genus Anopheles, that may carry the malaria parasite and transfer the condition to people.
    • A member for the Anopheles genus of mosquitos, that could carry the parasite which causes malaria.
    • A genus of mosquitoes which are additional hosts of the malaria parasites, and whose bite is the normal, if not truly the only, ways infecting people with malaria. A few species are found in the usa. They may be distinguished from the ordinary mosquitoes associated with genus Culex by the lengthy thin palpi, nearly equaling the beak in length, while those of feminine Culex are particularly brief. They also assume different jobs when resting, Culex often holding the body parallel into the area where it rests and keeping the top and beak bent at an angle, while Anopheles holds the human body at an angle utilizing the area and also the mind and beak in accordance with it. Unless they become by themselves contaminated by previously biting a subject affected with malaria, the pests cannot send the condition.
    • A genus of true mosquitos (dipterous family Culicid√¶), distinguished from the typical genus Culex by the long palpi of the female.
    • [lowercase] An insect with this genus.
    • malaria mosquitoes; distinguished by the person's head-downward stance and lack of breathing tubes within the larvae

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