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woolsorters' disease

[woo l-sawr-terz]
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noun Pathology.
  1. pulmonary anthrax in humans, caused by inhaling the spores of Bacillus anthracis, which may contaminate wool fleece.

Origin of woolsorters' disease

1875–80; wool + sorter + 's1
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