anthraces definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Plural of anthrax.
Variant of anthrax
noun pl. anthraces
- an infectious hemorrhagic disease of wild and domesticated animals, esp. cattle and sheep, which is caused by a bacillus (Bacillus anthracis) and can be transmitted to people: it is characterized by black pustules
- any such pustule
- blackleg (sense )
Origin: Middle English antrax ; from Classical Latin anthrax, virulent ulcer ; from Classical Greek (burning) coal, hence ulcer, carbuncle