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English definition of “anopheles”

anopheles

noun [C]     /əˈnɒf.ɪ.liːz/ US  /-ˈnɑː.fə-/ (plural anopheles) specialized
a type of mosquito (= a small flying insect ), especially one that spreads malaria to humans Insect names
(Definition of anopheles noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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