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Noun: anthrax (anthraces)  'an,thraks
  1. A highly infectious animal disease (especially of cattle and sheep); it can be transmitted to people
    - splenic fever
  2. A disease of humans that is not communicable; caused by infection with Bacillus anthracis followed by septicemia

Derived forms: anthraces

Type of: disease, zoonosis, zoonotic disease

Encyclopedia: Anthrax