ragpicker's disease

ragpicker's disease
noun
a form of anthrax infection acquired by inhalation of dust containing Bacillus anthracis; initial symptoms (chill and cough and dyspnea and rapid pulse) are followed by extreme cardiovascular collapse
Hypernyms: ↑anthrax

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noun or ragsorter's disease
: pulmonary anthrax caused by inhalation of spores of the anthrax bacillus from contaminated wool or other hair

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