Definition of Genus Anopheles
1. Noun. Malaria mosquitoes; distinguished by the adult's head-downward stance and absence of breathing tubes in the larvae.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Culicidae, Family Culicidae
Member holonyms: Anopheline, Malaria Mosquito, Malarial Mosquito
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Anopheles
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, ..."