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A pulmonary form of anthrax that results from the inhalation of bacterial spores in contaminated sheep's wool.
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|Noun||1.||woolsorter's disease - 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|
anthrax pneumonia, inhalation anthrax, pulmonary anthrax, ragpicker's disease, ragsorter's disease, woolsorter's pneumonia
anthrax - a disease of humans that is not communicable; caused by infection with Bacillus anthracis followed by septicemia