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definition of the word anthrax

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From Ancient Greek ἄνθραξ (anthraks).

Singular
anthrax

Plural
anthraxs

anthrax (plural anthraxs)

  1. (pathology) An acute infectious bacterial disease of herbivores, especially sheep and cattle. It can occur in humans through contact with infected animals, tissue from infected animals, or high concentrations of anthrax spores, but is not usually spread between humans. Symptoms include lesions on the skin or in the lungs, and is often fatal.


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