a combining form meaning “coal,” “carbon,” “carbuncle,” used in the formation of compound words:
anthracosis; anthracnose; anthracoid.
a colorless, crystalline powder, C 14 H 12 , obtained from coal tar and having a violet fluorescence: used chiefly as a source of and alizarin, and in the process of measuring radioactive materials. Historical Examples Another trihydroxy-anthraquinone, although not obtained directly from anthracene, must be claimed as a tar-product. Coal Raphael Meldola It is […]
an infectious, often fatal disease of cattle, sheep, and other mammals, caused by Bacillus anthracis, transmitted to humans by contaminated wool, raw meat, or other animal products. a malignant carbuncle that is the diagnostic lesion of anthrax disease in humans. Contemporary Examples As with the anthrax attacks, the disturbing news of these letters is delivered […]
anthracic anthracic an·thrac·ic (ān-thrās’ĭk) adj. Relating to anthrax.
a mineral coal containing little of the volatile hydrocarbons and burning almost without flame; hard coal. Historical Examples East of the Alleghenies the deposits are anthracite, while the bituminous fields occupy the southwestern section of the state.Ed. Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume XIV Edwin James The second kind of coal, the sort that is hard […]
- Anthracite coal
a mineral coal containing little of the volatile hydrocarbons and burning almost without flame; hard coal. Historical Examples Since 1900 nearly 35,000 of them have come to America, settling mostly in the anthracite coal regions. Aliens or Americans? Howard B. Grose anthracite coal was known in this country only as a hard black rock. Checking […]