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Definition of anthrax
AnthraxAnthrax An"thrax, n. [L., fr. Gr. ? coal, carbuncle.]
(a) A carbuncle.
(b) A malignant pustule.
2. (Biol.) A microscopic, bacterial organism (Bacillus
anthracis), resembling transparent rods. [See Illust.
3. An infectious disease of cattle and sheep. It is ascribed
to the presence of a rod-shaped bacterium (Bacillus
anthracis), the spores of which constitute the contagious
matter. It may be transmitted to man by inoculation. The
spleen becomes greatly enlarged and filled with bacteria.
Called also splenic fever. anthraxMalignant Ma*lig"nant, a. [L. malignans, -antis, p. pr. of
malignare, malignari, to do or make maliciously. See
Malign, and cf. Benignant.]
1. Disposed to do harm, inflict suffering, or cause distress;
actuated by extreme malevolence or enmity; virulently
inimical; bent on evil; malicious.
A malignant and a turbaned Turk. --Shak.
2. Characterized or caused by evil intentions; pernicious.
``Malignant care.' --Macaulay.
Some malignant power upon my life. --Shak.
Something deleterious and malignant as his touch.
3. (Med.) Tending to produce death; threatening a fatal
issue; virulent; as, malignant diphtheria.
Malignant pustule (Med.), a very contagious disease,
transmitted to man from animals, characterized by the
formation, at the point of reception of the virus, of a
vesicle or pustule which first enlarges and then breaks
down into an unhealthy ulcer. It is marked by profound
exhaustion and usually fatal. Called also charbon, and
sometimes, improperly, anthrax. anthraxCarbuncle Car"bun*cle, n. [L. carbunculus a little coal, a
bright kind of precious stone, a kind of tumor, dim. of carbo
coal: cf. F. carboncle. See Carbon.]
1. (Min.) A beautiful gem of a deep red color (with a mixture
of scarlet) called by the Greeks anthrax; found in the
East Indies. When held up to the sun, it loses its deep
tinge, and becomes of the color of burning coal. The name
belongs for the most part to ruby sapphire, though it has
been also given to red spinel and garnet.
2. (Med.) A very painful acute local inflammation of the
subcutaneous tissue, esp. of the trunk or back of the
neck, characterized by brawny hardness of the affected
parts, sloughing of the skin and deeper tissues, and
marked constitutional depression. It differs from a boil
in size, tendency to spread, and the absence of a central
core, and is frequently fatal. It is also called
3. (Her.) A charge or bearing supposed to represent the
precious stone. It has eight scepters or staves radiating
from a common center. Called also escarbuncle.
Meaning of anthrax from wikipedia
is an infection caused
by the bacterium Bacillus
anthracis. It can occur
in four forms: skin, lungs, intestinal, and injection. Symptoms
is an American heavy metal
band from New York City, formed
in 1981 by rhythm guitarist Scott
Ian and b****ist Dan Lilker. The group
- The 2001 anthrax
attacks, also known
from its FBI case name, occurred within
the United States
over the course
- American thrash metal
has released eleven studio
albums, six live albums, seven compilation
albums, ten video
albums, six extended
- Vaccines against
and human disease anthrax
—caused by the bacterium Bacillus
anthracis—have had a prominent place
in the history
- for anthrax
, the disease Anthrax
toxin, the virulent proteins secreted
by Bacillus anthracis
attacks, in which letters containing anthrax
- Anthrax hoaxes involving
the use of white powder
to falsely suggest
the use of anthrax
are frequently reported
in the United States
is an American heavy metal
band from New York City, New York. The group
was originally formed
on 1981 by guitarists Scott
Ian and Dan Lilker,...
, a disease
and other mammals caused
by year. On April
2, 1979 outbreak
- Fort Detrick, Maryland, and the key suspected perpetrator
of the 2001 anthrax
attacks. On July 29, 2008, he died of an overdose
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