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Anthrax

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Noun

1. anthrax, splenic fever

a highly infectious animal disease (especially cattle and sheep); it can be transmitted to people

2. anthrax

a disease of humans that is not communicable; caused by infection with Bacillus anthracis followed by septicemia

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Anthrax

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noun plural -thraces (-θrəˌsiːz)
1. 
a highly infectious and often fatal disease of herbivores, esp cattle and sheep, characterized by fever, enlarged spleen, and swelling of the throat. Carnivores are relatively resistant. It is caused by the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis and can be transmitted to humans
2. 
a pustule or other lesion caused by this disease

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Anthrax

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nounWord forms: plural ˈanthraˌces (ˈænθrəˌsiz ; anˈt hrəsēzˌ)
1. 
an infectious hemorrhagic disease of wild and domesticated animals, esp. cattle and sheep, which is caused by a bacillus (Bacillus anthracis) and can be transmitted to people: it is characterized by black pustules
2. 
any such pustule
3. 
blackleg (sense 1)

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Anthrax

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n.
1. A serious infectious disease of mammals caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, most commonly affecting grazing animals. The disease can be transmitted to humans by handling infected animals or contaminated animal products (resulting in cutaneous lesions), by ingesting contaminated meat, or by inhaling bacterial spores.
2. pl. an·thra·ces (-thrə-sēz) Archaic A lesion caused by anthrax.

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