anthrax

(redirected from Anthrax disease)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

an·thrax

 (ăn′thrăks′)
n.
1. A serious infectious disease of mammals caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, most commonly affecting grazing animals. The disease can be transmitted to humans by handling infected animals or contaminated animal products (resulting in cutaneous lesions), by ingesting contaminated meat, or by inhaling bacterial spores.
2. pl. an·thra·ces (-thrə-sēz′) Archaic A lesion caused by anthrax.

[Middle English antrax, malignant boil, from Latin anthrax, carbuncle, from Greek.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

anthrax

(ˈænθræks)
n, pl -thraces (-θrəˌsiːz)
1. (Veterinary Science) a highly infectious and often fatal disease of herbivores, esp cattle and sheep, characterized by fever, enlarged spleen, and swelling of the throat. Carnivores are relatively resistant. It is caused by the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis and can be transmitted to man
2. (Pathology) a pustule or other lesion caused by this disease
[C19: from Late Latin, from Greek: carbuncle]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

an•thrax

(ˈæn θræks)

n., pl. -thra•ces (-θrəˌsiz)
an infectious disease of cattle, sheep, and other mammals caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, transmitted to humans through wool and other animal products.
[1350–1400; Middle English antrax malignant boil or growth < Latin anthrax carbuncle < Greek ánthrax a coal, carbuncle]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

an·thrax

(ăn′thrăks′)
An infectious, usually fatal disease of mammals, especially cattle and sheep, caused by a bacterium. It can spread to people, causing symptoms ranging from blistering of the skin to potentially fatal infection of the lungs.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anthrax - a highly infectious animal disease (especially cattle and sheep)anthrax - a highly infectious animal disease (especially cattle and sheep); it can be transmitted to people
zoonosis, zoonotic disease - an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans
2.anthrax - a disease of humans that is not communicableanthrax - a disease of humans that is not communicable; caused by infection with Bacillus anthracis followed by septicemia
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
cutaneous anthrax, malignant 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 pneumonia, inhalation anthrax, pulmonary anthrax, ragpicker's disease, ragsorter's disease, woolsorter's disease, woolsorter's pneumonia - a form of anthrax infection acquired by inhalation of dust containing Bacillus anthracis; initial symptoms (chill and cough and dyspnea and rapid pulse) are followed by extreme cardiovascular collapse
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations
anthrax
pernarutto
antraksbedrenica
antraks

anthrax

[ˈænθræks] Nántrax m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

anthrax

[ˈænθræks] nmaladie f du charbon
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

anthrax

n (Med, Vet) → Anthrax m (spec), → Milzbrand m; anthrax attackMilzbrandanschlag m; anthrax letterAnthrax-Brief m, Brief, der Sporen des Milzbranderregers enthält
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

anthrax

[ˈænθræks] n (Med) → antrace m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

an·thrax

n. ántrax, infección estafilocócica causada por el Bacillus anthracis que da lugar a abscesos cutáneos profundos que pueden formar grandes pústulas. V.: Appendix C
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

anthrax

n carbunco, ántrax m (Ang)
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
This contract option was exercised under the company's 2016 development and procurement contract with BARDA, valued at up to $1.5 billion, that includes a five-year base period of performance to develop AV7909 for post-exposure prophylaxis of anthrax disease and to deliver an initial three million doses to the SNS, as well as contract options for procurement of up to an additional 50 million doses.
PARACHINAR -- The deadly but common anthrax disease has killed dozens of cows dead in Karman area of Kurram district, on Saturday.
The Authority said the Ministry of Commerce and Industry decided to lift the ban off the importation of all types of meats (fresh and frozen) from Italy due to the end of anthrax disease outbreak.
The FDA submission package was completed under the company's 2016 contract with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority that includes a five-year base period of performance valued at approximately $200M to develop NuThrax for post-exposure prophylaxis of anthrax disease and to deliver to the Strategic National Stockpile an initial three million doses following EUA pre-approval by FDA.
Anthrax disease is caused by bacteria infections and it affects both humans and animals.
Modeling the geographic distribution of Bacillus anthracis, the causative agent of anthrax disease, for the contiguous United States using predictive ecological niche modeling.
The doctors said the cattle were killed due to anthrax disease. They said vaccination to cattle will control the disease.
The product is the only FDA-licensed anthrax vaccine and is indicated for both pre-exposure and post-exposure prophylaxis of anthrax disease.
Last week, Defra confirmed that a case of anthrax disease occurred in a cow at a farm in Wiltshire following the death of the animal.