anthrax bacillus


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Related to anthrax bacillus: Anthrax toxin, plague bacillus
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Noun1.anthrax bacillus - a species of bacillus that causes anthrax in humans and in animals (cattle and swine and sheep and rabbits and mice and guinea pigs)anthrax bacillus - a species of bacillus that causes anthrax in humans and in animals (cattle and swine and sheep and rabbits and mice and guinea pigs); can be used a bioweapon
B, bacillus - aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil
bioarm, biological weapon, bioweapon - any weapon usable in biological warfare; "they feared use of the smallpox virus as a bioweapon"
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The controversy can be a good occasion for the government to warn the people against any anthrax bacillus attack anew and let them learn how to cope with it.
1 The anthrax bacillus takes effect in the tissue with two significant enzymes: The lethal factor (endopeptidase) causing cell damage and adenylate cyclase responsible for oedema.
Koch's first major contribution, in 1876, was identification of the anthrax bacillus.