Definition of “anthrax” - English Dictionary

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anthraxnoun [ U ]

us /ˈæn·θræks/

a disease of cattle and sheep that can also cause humans to become ill or die:

Humans can contract anthrax by handling products from infected animals.

Anthrax is also the type of bacteria that causes the disease.

(Definition of “anthrax” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)