woolsorter's disease

noun
wool·​sort·​er's disease | \ ˈwu̇l-ˌsȯr-tərz- How to pronounce woolsorter's disease (audio) \

Definition of woolsorter's disease

: pulmonary anthrax resulting especially from inhalation of bacterial spores from contaminated wool or hair

First Known Use of woolsorter's disease

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Woolsorter's disease.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woolsorter's%20disease. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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woolsorter's disease

noun
wool·​sort·​er's disease | \ ˈwu̇l-ˌsȯrt-ərz- How to pronounce woolsorter's disease (audio) \

Medical Definition of woolsorter's disease

: pulmonary anthrax resulting especially from inhalation of bacterial spores from contaminated wool or hair

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