malignant pustule

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n malignant pustule a form of anthrax infection that begins as papule that becomes a vesicle and breaks with a discharge of toxins; symptoms of septicemia are severe with vomiting and high fever and profuse sweating; the infection is often fatal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Malignant pustule (Med) a very contagious disease produced by infection of subcutaneous tissues with the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. It is transmitted to man from animals and is characterized by the formation, at the point of reception of the infection, of a vesicle or pustule which first enlarges and then breaks down into an unhealthy ulcer. It is marked by profound exhaustion and often fatal. The disease in animals is called charbon; in man it is called cutaneous anthrax, and formerly was sometimes called simply anthrax.
    • Malignant pustule See under Malignant.
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Usage

In literature:

There are facts to show that flies may be the means of communicating malignant pustules.
"Andersonville, complete" by John McElroy
There are facts to show that flies may be the means of communicating malignant pustules.
"Andersonville, Volume 3" by John McElroy
The lip is sometimes the seat of the malignant pustule of anthrax.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
ANTHRAX IN MAN (MALIGNANT PUSTULE, OR CARBUNCLE).
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
It has been suggested that the horse flies carry anthrax, and their bites sometimes cause malignant pustules.
"Book of Monsters" by David Fairchild and Marian Hubbard (Bell) Fairchild
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