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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 an·thrax /ˈænˌθræks/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 an·thrax /ˈænˌθræks/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 An·thrax n.
 1. Med. (a) A carbuncle. (b) A malignant pustule.
 2. Biol. A microscopic, bacterial organism (Bacillus anthracis), resembling transparent rods. [See Illust. under Bacillus.]
 3. An infectious disease of cattle and sheep. It is ascribed to the presence of a rod-shaped gram-positive 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a highly infectious animal disease (especially cattle and
           sheep); it can be transmitted to people [syn: splenic
      2: a disease of humans that is not communicable; caused by
         infection with Bacillus anthracis followed by septicemia
      3: a species of Bacillus that causes anthrax in humans and in
         animals (cattle and swine and sheep and sheep and rabbits
         and mice and guinea pigs); can be used a bioweapon [syn: Bacillus
      [also: anthraces (pl)]