malignant pustule


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Noun1.Malignant pustule - a form of anthrax infection that begins as papule that becomes a vesicle and breaks with a discharge of toxinsmalignant pustule - a form of anthrax infection that begins as papule that becomes a vesicle and breaks with a discharge of toxins; symptoms of septicemia are severe with vomiting and high fever and profuse sweating; the infection is often fatal
anthrax - a disease of humans that is not communicable; caused by infection with Bacillus anthracis followed by septicemia
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A smear from the malignant pustule on the left cheek demonstrated anthrax bacilli.

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