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Definition of Anthrax

Anthrax

  1. A carbuncle.
  2. A malignant pustule.
  3. A microscopic, bacterial organism (Bacillus anthracis), resembling transparent rods. [See Illust. under Bacillus.]
  4. 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.

Anthrax Quotations

America sold VX nerve gas and anthrax to Iraq for years, even after the Halabja gas attack, which killed thousands of Kurds.
Henry Rollins

Liberal soccer moms are precisely as likely to receive anthrax in the mail as to develop a capacity for linear thinking.
Ann Coulter

When we faced a possibility here in New York of chemical and biological attack, three days after September 11, I called in all of the experts, academic experts, Nobel Prize laureates, and doctors who had dealt with anthrax, doctors who had dealt with various forms of chemical and biological attack.
Rudy Giuliani

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
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