wool sorters diseases

woolsorters' disease

[wool-sawr-terz]
noun Pathology.
pulmonary anthrax in humans, caused by inhaling the spores of Bacillus anthracis, which may contaminate wool fleece.

Origin:
1875–80; wool + sorter + 's1

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