Medical Definition of anthrax
plural anthraces \-thrə-ˌsēz\play
: 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 cutaneous ulcerating nodules or by often fatal lesions in the lungs; also : the bacterium causing anthrax
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