Definition of Genus Anopheles

1. Noun. Malaria mosquitoes; distinguished by the adult's head-downward stance and absence of breathing tubes in the larvae.

Exact synonyms: Anopheles
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Culicidae, Family Culicidae
Member holonyms: Anopheline, Malaria Mosquito, Malarial Mosquito

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Anopheles

genus Anhima
genus Anhinga
genus Anigozanthus
genus Anisotremus
genus Ankylosaurus
genus Annona
genus Anoa
genus Anodonta
genus Anoectochilus
genus Anogramma
genus Anolis
genus Anomala
genus Anomalops
genus Anomalopteryx
genus Anomia
genus Anopheles (current term)
genus Anser
genus Antedon
genus Antennaria
genus Anthemis
genus Antheraea
genus Anthericum
genus Antheropeas
genus Anthidium
genus Anthoceros
genus Anthonomus
genus Anthriscus
genus Anthurium
genus Anthus
genus Anthyllis

Literary usage of Genus Anopheles

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Mosquitoes: How They Live; how They Carry Disease; how They are Classified by Leland Ossian Howard (1902)
"The genus Anopheles was founded by Meigen in 1818. The first reference to its early stages which is to be found in literature is in a paper entitled ..."

2. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"Anopheles maculipennis: The mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles are the ones which are responsible for the transfer of malaria. The micro-organism of malaria ..."

3. Therapeutic Gazette (1899)
"and nymphae of the genus Anopheles do not oppose a resistance substantially different to the deleterious action of those among the most efficacious ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1899)
"Mosquitoes of the genus anopheles differ morphologically from those of the genus culex, and are most common in the rural regions. ..."

5. A Text-book of General Bacteriology by Edwin Oakes Jordan (1921)
"The main differences between the genus Anopheles f and the ... f Some authorities have split up the original genus Anopheles into ten or more new genera, ..."

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