anthropophilic love


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  • adj. Preferring human beings to other animals, such as a mosquito or a dermatophyte. It is especially alluding to: 1) bloodsucking arthropods, denoting the preference of a parasite for the human host as a source of blood or tissues over an animal host; and 2) dermatophytic fungi which grow preferentially on humans.


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  • This, in turn, may cause the so-called anthropophilic index to rise, i.e. higher proportions of mosquitoes will bite humans instead of cattle.

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  • If the cells are released close enough to another cell, the sperm fertilizes the egg and embryonic development begins Snail on a chain-link fenceSome species are known as anthropophilic (they are mostly found around human-inhabited areas).

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  • Some species are known as anthropophilic (they are mostly found around human-inhabited areas).

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  • Anopheles funestus s.s. is recognized as one of the primary causes of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa because it is anthropophilic, meaning that it prefers to feed on humans rather than other animals, and endophilic, meaning it associates with humans and their domestic environment.


  • I feel that we just have to get used to living with these anthropophilic creatures.

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  • ITMNs are expected to be more effective when the target vectors are anthropophilic (primarily human biting), endophagic (feeding indoors) and when peak feeding times occur when people are under the protection of the ITMNs.

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  • They conclude that "sweat-associated human volatiles are probably the primary determinant factor in the host preference of anthropophilic mosquitoes." Top headlines

  • According to a new editorial published in the journal Trends in Parasitology, this may be because humans give off human sweat appears to explain its tantalizing effect on anthropophilic mosquitos, wrote researchers Renate Smallegange, Niels Verhulst and Willem Takken, who study mosquito-host interactions at Wageningen University in The Netherlands.

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  • Cutaneous mycoses are common human infections among healthy and immunocompromised hosts, and the anthropophilic fungus Trichophyton rubrum is the most prevalent microorganism isolated from such clinical cases worldwide.

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