anthrax: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (an'thraks), [key]
— pl. -thra•ces
- an infectious, often fatal disease of cattle, sheep, and other mammals, caused by Bacillus anthracis, transmitted to humans by contaminated wool, raw meat, or other animal products.
- a malignant carbuncle that is the diagnostic lesion of anthrax disease in humans.
- anthrax (Thesaurus)