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Anopheles

Pronunciation: ă-nof′ĕ-lēz

Definition: A genus of mosquitoes (family Culicidae, subfamily Anophelinae). The sporogenous cycle of the malarial parasite is passed in the body cavity of female mosquitoes of certain species of this genus; several selected vectors (from among more than 90 species) are listed below.

[G. anōphelēs, useless, harmful, fr. an- priv. + ōpheleō, to be of use]

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