Medical Dictionary


noun an·thrax \ˈan-ˌthraks\
plural an·thra·ces \-thrə-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of ANTHRAX

:  an infectious disease of warm-blooded animals (as cattle and sheep) caused by a spore-forming bacterium (Bacillus anthracis), transmissible to humans especially by the handling of infected products (as hair), and characterized by external ulcerating nodules or by lesions in the lungs


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