wool-sorter's disease

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wool-sorter's disease
 
n
another name for anthrax

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wool-sorter's disease n.
A pulmonary form of anthrax that results from the inhalation of spores of the bacterium Bacillus anthracis in the wool of contaminated sheep.

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