- anthrax:  In Greek, anthrax means ‘coal’ (hence English anthracite ). The notion of a burning coal led to its being applied metaphorically to a very severe boil or carbuncle, and that is how it was first used in English. It was not until the late 19th century that the word came into general use, when it was applied to the bacterial disease of animals that had been described by Louis Pasteur (which produces large ulcers on the body).
- anthrax (n.)
- late 14c., "any severe boil or carbuncle," from Latin, from Greek anthrax "charcoal, live coal," also "carbuncle," which is of unknown origin. Specific sense of the malignant disease in sheep and cattle (and occasionally humans) is from 1876.
- 1. They may have weaponized quantities of anthrax.
- 2. Anthrax have hooked up with Public Enemy for a metal/rap version of "Bring On The Noise"
- 3. The history of anthrax is intimately associated with the history of bacteriology and infectious disease.
- 4. The work on anthrax abruptly ushered in the golden age of medical bacteriology.
- 5. In the interest of controlling anthrax, complete necropsy of animals is strongly discouraged.
- 为了控制炭粗疽病, 对尸体的完全剖检是严格禁止的.
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