noun, plural an·thra·ces [an-thruh-seez] /ˈæn θrəˌsiz/. Pathology.
- anthranilic acid,
- anthraquinone dye,
- anthropic principle
Origin of anthrax
Examples from the Web for anthrax
The son is reportedly part of a new generation of young drug lords who called themselves “the Anthrax Group.”
Where better to test cultures of anthrax, typhoid, plague and tularemia than on an island in a sea in the middle of the desert?
As a result of the small size of the spores, anthrax is virtually impossible to see, smell, or taste.
News that 75 government scientists had been exposed to anthrax in Atlanta sent shivers up the spine of the science world Thursday.
“Anthrax could be released in a city, quietly, without anyone knowing,” the narrator says.
The anthrax spore may live several years in a dried state, but the anthrax bacillus perishes in a few days under like conditions.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
Anthrax trifasciata settles her family in July, or in August at latest.The Life of the Fly|J. Henri Fabre
Are we justified in thinking that it ought to be the same in regard to the microbe of anthrax?
I was able to present to the Academy a tube containing some spores of anthrax bacteria produced four years ago, on March 21, 1887.
The soils that are especially subject to anthrax are the dense clays, the limestones, and the rich alluvials.
noun plural -thraces (-θrəˌsiːz)
Word Origin for anthrax
late 14c., "any severe boil or carbuncle," from Latin, from Greek anthrax "charcoal, live coal," also "carbuncle," of unknown origin. Specific sense of the malignant disease in sheep and cattle (and occasionally humans) is from 1876.
An infectious disease transmitted by a bacterium in animals, which can also be transmitted to humans. Often fatal if the bacterium enters the lungs, anthrax is usually treated by antibiotics. Anthrax is a potential weapon in germ warfare and bioterrorism (see also bioterrorism).