A microscopic, bacterial organism (Bacillus anthracis), resembling transparent rods. [See Illust. under Bacillus.]
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.
Liberal soccer moms are precisely as likely to receive anthrax in the mail as to develop a capacity for linear thinking. Ann Coulter
Anthrax, it's something that gets you sick, it's horrible, strong. It's a heavy-metal band name if there ever was one. Scott Ian
Performing with anthrax in the building is not nearly as difficult as performing in a home where you might get stabbed at night. Darrell Hammond
You never get quite down to the bottom of the barrel, but we are much higher than that at the present time. There is quite a lot left in the barrel that could be explained by them. If they have some weapons, if they have some anthrax, they should deliver that. Hans Blix
If you take the biological weapons in the United States we still will have perhaps a single individual who was able to make anthrax, dry it, and spread it through the mail and cause terror. Hans Blix