from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Plural of anthrax.


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  • In a report by Nature, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) alleges that Ivins, who committed suicide last July, was the person responsible for mailing letters laden with Bacillus anthraces to news media and congressional offices in 2001, killing five people and sickening 17.

    More Anthrax Revelations Emerge

  • Investigators used genetic analyses to track down the particular strain of Bacillus anthraces used in the attacks.

    More Anthrax Revelations Emerge

  • I will assume that the 60-day supply, it is felt that these people might have more of a risk of having been infected and infected possibly with the small airborne particles, containing bacillus anthraces, so that they might develop -- they might be in the process of potentially developing inhalational anthrax.

    CNN Transcript Oct 27, 2001


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