Bacillus anthracis

Definitions of Bacillus anthracis
  1. noun
    a species of bacillus that causes anthrax in humans and in animals (cattle and swine and sheep and rabbits and mice and guinea pigs); can be used a bioweapon
    synonyms: anthrax bacillus
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    B, bacillus
    aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil
    bioarm, biological weapon, bioweapon
    any weapon usable in biological warfare
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