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Meaning of woolsorters' disease

wool'sort•ers' disease"

Pronunciation: (wool'sôr"turz), [key]
— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. pulmonary anthrax in humans, caused by inhaling the spores of Bacillus anthracis, which may contaminate wool fleece.
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