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malignant pustule

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Definition of malignant pustule in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A form of anthrax causing severe skin ulceration.
Example sentences
  • Anthrax is also called splenic fever, black bain, charbon, malignant pustule, and murrain.
  • A virus causes it and the appearance is more ragged and angry looking compared to the malignant pustule of anthrax.
  • A smear from the malignant pustule on the left cheek demonstrated anthrax bacilli.

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