Anopheles

(ă-nof′ĕ-lēz″)

[Gr. anophelēs, harmful, useless]
A genus of mosquitoes belonging to the family Culicidae, order Diptera. It is a vector of many infectious diseases, including malaria, dengue, and filariasis.

Anopheles koliensis

A species found primarily in Indonesia and the Solomon Islands that is an important vector of malaria and filarial diseases.

Anopheles stephensi

A species found primarily on the Indian subcontinent and a vector for falciparum malaria.

Anopheles is a sample topic from the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view other topics, please or purchase a subscription.

Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary Online + App from F.A. Davis and Unbound Medicine. Find 65,000 medical and nursing definitions. Download to iPhone, iPad, and Android. Complete Product Information.