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Anthrax bacillus   /ˈænθræks bəsˈɪləs/   Listen
Anthrax bacillus

noun
1.
A species of bacillus that causes anthrax in humans and in animals (cattle and swine and sheep and rabbits and mice and guinea pigs); can be used a bioweapon.  Synonym: Bacillus anthracis.






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... Disease, Splenic Fever).—This is "an acute infectious disease of animals, transmitted to man by inoculation into the wounds, or by inhalation of, or swallowing the germs." Butchers, tanners and shepherds are most liable to it. The exciting cause is the bacillus anthracis (anthrax bacillus). The local skin condition is a pustule containing the bacilli, which may also invade the general circulation. If the germs are inhaled, there is broncho-pneumonia; if swallowed, areas of inflammation and local death occur in the intestines. The spleen ...
— Mother's Remedies - Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remedies from Mothers - of the United States and Canada • T. J. Ritter



Words linked to "Anthrax bacillus" :   bacillus, Bacillus anthracis, b, bioarm, biological weapon, bioweapon



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