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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: Greek, 'coal, large red swelling on the skin'

anthrax

noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
an‧thrax [uncountable]
MIHBA a serious disease affecting cattle and sheep, which can affect humans

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