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anthrax

División en sílabas: an·thrax
Pronunciación: /ˈanˌTHraks
 
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Definición de anthrax en inglés:

sustantivo

A notifiable bacterial disease of sheep and cattle, typically affecting the skin and lungs. It can be transmitted to humans, causing severe skin ulceration or a form of pneumonia (also called wool-sorter’s disease).
Example sentences
  • An early suspicion that anthrax might have been the cause of the infection has been discounted.
  • In New York five people are confirmed to have been exposed to the bacterium, of whom two have developed anthrax.
  • Any doctor could learn as much about anthrax through reading a newspaper as they could through reading a medical text.

Origen

late Middle English: Latin, 'carbuncle' (the earliest sense in English), from Greek anthrax, anthrak- 'coal, carbuncle', with reference to the skin ulceration in humans.

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