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a combining form meaning “coal,” “carbon,” “carbuncle,” used in the formation of compound words: anthracosis; anthracnose; anthracoid.
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Also especially before a consonant, anthraco-.

Origin of anthrac-

<Latin anthrac-<Greek anthrak- (stem of ánthrax). See anthrax
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