Definition of anopheline in English:

anopheline

adjective & noun

  • See anopheles

    • ‘During a single feeding bout, lasting 4 to 5 min, a female anopheline mosquito can increase mass by more than 200%.’
    • ‘Malaria perpetuates in 39 major anopheline species, including some that breed in water contained in footprints, and others in the axils of pineapple-like plants, in eddies at the margins of mountain streams, and in placid ponds.’
    • ‘Intriguingly, the bias observed here was restricted to culicines, suggesting that loss from these taxa occurs at a higher rate than from anophelines, despite the fact that culicine genomes are up to eight times larger.’
    • ‘Both culicine and anopheline mosquitoes can now be transformed, and genetic constructs that block the development of malaria parasites in transformed mosquitoes have been produced.’
    • ‘The distribution of humans and anopheline mosquitoes is not continuous across this region, but generally clustered on the high-elevation areas where rainfall is abundant.’

Pronunciation

anopheline

/əˈnɒfɪlʌɪn//əˈnɒfɪliːn/