In medical jurisprudence. A popular name for malignantanthrax, a disease characterized by malignant pustules or carbuncles, caused byInfection by putrid animal matter containing the bacillus anthracis, and chiefly prevalentamong persons whose business is to handle wool and hides, such as tanners, butchers,and herdsmen. See Bacon v. United States Mut. Acc. Ass’n, 123 N. Y. 304. 25 N. E. 399,9 L. R. A. 617, 20 Am. St. Rep. 748.