from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles, which can carry the malaria parasite and transmit the disease to humans.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A member of the Anopheles genus of mosquitos, which can carry the parasite which causes malaria.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of mosquitoes which are secondary hosts of the malaria parasites, and whose bite is the usual, if not the only, means of infecting human beings with malaria. Several species are found in the United States. They may be distinguished from the ordinary mosquitoes of the genus Culex by the long slender palpi, nearly equaling the beak in length, while those of the female Culex are very short. They also assume different positions when resting, Culex usually holding the body parallel to the surface on which it rests and keeping the head and beak bent at an angle, while Anopheles holds the body at an angle with the surface and the head and beak in line with it. Unless they become themselves infected by previously biting a subject affected with malaria, the insects cannot transmit the disease.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of true mosquitos (dipterous family Culicidæ), distinguished from the typical genus Culex by the long palpi of the female.
- n. [lowercase] An insect of this genus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. malaria mosquitoes; distinguished by the adult's head-downward stance and absence of breathing tubes in the larvae
The strains which were transferable through anopheles have all proved to be gamete producers; and the English writers mentioned in particular state that the transference by anopheles is the easier, the richer in gametes the donor's blood is.
Malaria is caused by another mosquito, called the anopheles and while malaria is seldom fatal as is yellow fever, it causes much suffering and loss of time, and strong efforts should be made to prevent it.
Some anopheles mosquitoes carry the malaria parasite, which they can inject into human bloodstreams when taking their meals.
Many of the Maremma's image problems arose from the fact that the plains here were long laced with swamps, which bred the anopheles mosquitoes that carry malaria, and provided hideouts and avenues for pirate attacks, most notoriously by the 16th-century woman snatcher, Redbeard.
Rather, I take on a different kind of "creature of the night" -- the anopheles mosquito, which treacherously transmits the malaria parasite from person to person.
But the anopheles mosquito should know that we're on the hunt.
It is also predicted that the malaria-carrying anopheles female mosquito will spread to parts of Namibia and South Africa where it has not been found before.
The anopheles mosquito—a low-flying bug that likes the legs—hates hair, in part because hair warns its victim to start swatting.
But already three have fallen prey to the female anopheles mosquito.
Posted in Bastar in Chhattisgarh, the jawans are now battling an aerial onslaught of the female anopheles mosquito.