Anthracoid
Anthracoid An"thra*coid, a. [Anthrax + -oid.] (Biol.) Resembling anthrax in action; of the nature of anthrax; as, an anthracoid microbe. [1913 Webster]

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  • anthracoid — [an′thrə koid΄] adj. resembling anthrax …   English World dictionary

  • anthracoid — /an threuh koyd /, adj. 1. resembling anthrax. 2. resembling coal or charcoal; carbonlike. [1880 85; ANTHRAC + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • anthracoid — an·thra·coid an(t) thrə .kȯid adj resembling anthrax * * * an·thra·coid (anґthrə koid) [anthrac + oid] resembling anthrax or a carbuncle …   Medical dictionary

  • anthracoid — adj. resembling anthrax; resembling coal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anthracoid — an·thra·coid …   English syllables

  • anthracoid — /ˈænθrəkɔɪd/ (say anthruhkoyd) adjective resembling anthrax …   Australian English dictionary

  • anthracoid —   a. resembling anthrax; resembling carbon, coal or charcoal …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • anthracoid — ˈan(t)thrəˌkȯid adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary anthrac + oid 1. : resembling anthrax 2. : resembling the carbuncle (sense 1) 3. : resembling charcoal or carbon …   Useful english dictionary

  • anthrac- — combining form or anthraco Etymology: Latin anthrac , from Greek anthrak , anthrako charcoal, carbuncle, from anthrak , anthrax more at anthrax 1. : coal : carbon anthracosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • anthrac- — a combining form meaning coal, carbon, carbuncle, used in the formation of compound words: anthracosis; anthracnose; anthracoid. Also, esp. before a consonant, anthraco . [ < L anthrac < Gk anthrak (s. of ánthrax). See ANTHRAX] * * * …   Universalium

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