wool-sorter's disease

noun

another name for anthrax

Nearby words

  1. wool fat,
  2. wool sponge,
  3. wool stapler,
  4. wool store,
  5. wool table,
  6. woolen,
  7. wooler,
  8. woolf,
  9. woolf, virginia,
  10. woolfell

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Medicine definitions for wool-sorter's disease

wool-sorter's disease

n.

A pulmonary form of anthrax that results from the inhalation of spores of the bacterium Bacillus anthracis in the wool of contaminated sheep.

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