ragsorter's disease

noun

rag·​sort·​er's disease -ˌsȯrt-ərz- How to pronounce ragsorter's disease (audio)
: pulmonary anthrax caused by inhalation of spores of the anthrax bacillus from contaminated hair and especially wool

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“Ragsorter's disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ragsorter%27s%20disease. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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