Anthrax (ἄνθραξ) is the Greek word for "coal" and the name of an infectious disease in herbivorous animals and, less frequently, humans; the name comes from the charred looking skin lesions.
Anthrax can also mean:
- Bacillus anthracis, the bacterium responsible for anthrax, the disease
- Anthrax toxin, the virulent proteins secreted by Bacillus anthracis
- 2001 anthrax attacks, in which letters containing anthrax spores were mailed to US media outlets and politicians
- Anthrax (fly), a genus of bombyliid flies
- Anthrax (American band), an American thrash metal band
- "Anthrax", a song by that band from their album Fistful of Metal
- Anthrax (UK band), a British anarcho-punk band
- Anthrax, a fictional character seen in the video game Shrek SuperSlam
- Anthrax (film), a 2001 film starring David Keith
- Castle Anthrax, a fictional fortress in the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail
- Los Ántrax, a Mexican gang
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