Definition of malignant pustule in English:

malignant pustule

noun

  • [mass noun] A form of anthrax causing severe skin ulceration.

    • ‘A smear from the malignant pustule on the left cheek demonstrated anthrax bacilli.’
    • ‘Anthrax is also called splenic fever, black bain, charbon, malignant pustule, and murrain.’
    • ‘A virus causes it and the appearance is more ragged and angry looking compared to the malignant pustule of anthrax.’
    • ‘In cutaneous anthrax, a ‘malignant pustule’ develops at the site of the infection.’
    • ‘Malignant Pustule - the most common form of anthrax in humans is the cutaneous variety known as malignant pustule.’