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"anthrax" in British English

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anthraxnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈæn.θræks/
a ​disease that ​causesfever, ​swelling, and often ​death in ​animals, ​especiallysheep and cattle (= ​male and ​femalecows), and can be ​passed on to ​humans
(Definition of anthrax from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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anthraxnoun [U]

 us   /ˈæn·θræks/
a ​disease of ​cattle and ​sheep that can also ​cause humans to ​becomeill or ​die: Humans can ​contract anthrax by ​handlingproducts from ​infectedanimals. Anthrax is also the ​type of ​bacteria that ​causes the ​disease.
(Definition of anthrax from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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