woolsorter's pneumonia

woolsorter's pneumonia
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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