anthrac-

a combining form meaning "coal," "carbon," "carbuncle," used in the formation of compound words: anthracosis; anthracnose; anthracoid. Also, esp. before a consonant, anthraco-.
[ < L anthrac- < Gk anthrak- (s. of ánthrax). See ANTHRAX]

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