noun Etymology: Middle English antrax carbuncle, from Latin anthrax, from Greek, coal, carbuncle Date: 1861 an infectious disease of warm-blooded animals (as cattle and sheep) caused by a spore-forming bacterium (Bacillus anthracis), transmissible to humans especially by the handling of infected products (as wool), and characterized by cutaneous ulcerating nodules or by often fatal lesions in the lungs; also the bacterium causing anthrax

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  • anthrax — [ ɑ̃traks ] n. m. • antrac 1495; mot lat. et gr. ♦ Amas de plusieurs furoncles, avec nécrose de la partie centrale. ⊗ HOM. Entraxe. ● anthrax nom masculin (grec anthraks, charbon, ulcère) Agglomérat de plusieurs furoncles formant de gros nodules… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Anthrax — (Άνθραξ), griechisch für Kohle, bezeichnet: Anthrax (Band), eine Thrash Metal Band Anthrazit eine hochwertige Kohlesorte Milzbrand, eine Infektionskrankheit Anthrax (Gattung), eine Gattung der Wollschweber Karbunkel Siehe auch:  Wiktionary:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ANTHRAX — Graece Α῎νθραξ, nomen ardentium gemmarum quarum principatum obtinet, qui Anthrax proprie dictus est. Strabo l. 15. de India, Φέρει δὲ καὶ λιθίαν ἡ χῶρα πολυτελῆ κρυςτάλλων, καὶ ἀνθράκων παντοίων, ἔτι δὲ καὶ μαργαριτῶν: ubi nomine κρυςτάλλων,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • anthrax — (n.) late 14c., any severe boil or carbuncle, from Latin, from Gk. 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • anthrax — ► NOUN ▪ a serious bacterial disease of sheep and cattle, able to be transmitted to humans. ORIGIN Greek anthrax coal, carbuncle …   English terms dictionary

  • anthrax — [an′thraks΄] n. pl. anthraces [an′thrə sēz΄] [ME antrax < L anthrax, virulent ulcer < Gr (burning) coal, hence ulcer, carbuncle] 1. an infectious hemorrhagic disease of wild and domesticated animals, esp. cattle and sheep, which is caused… …   English World dictionary

  • Anthrax — An thrax, n. [L., fr. Gr. ? coal, carbuncle.] 1. (Med.) (a) A carbuncle. (b) A malignant pustule. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) A microscopic, bacterial organism ({Bacillus anthracis}), resembling transparent rods. [See Illust. under {Bacillus}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anthrax — Anthrax, soviel wie Milzbrand; auch ein Mineral, s. Korund …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Anthrax — (grch.), s. Karbunkel und Milzbrand …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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