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Anopheles (s) (noun)
A genus of mosquitoes (family Culicidae, subfamily Anophelinae) some species of which carry and transmit malaria parasites to humans: "In most species of Anopheles, the female has an angled posture when she is puncturing into the skin."
Many species of Anopheles serve as vectors or carriers of mammalian malaria to humans and other animals."
Go to this mosquito link for much more information about this malaria-causing insect.