anopheles

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From Ancient Greek ἀνωϕελής (anopheles, useless).

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anopheles (plural anopheleses)

  1. (entomology) A member of the Anopheles genus of mosquitos, which can carry the parasite which causes malaria.
    • 1983, Lawrence Durrell, Sebastian, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 1125:
      ‘I brought it back from the desert – they have been planting rice like fools, and now you get anopheles right up to the gates of Alexandria!’

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