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rabies definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm- blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain [syn: rabies, hydrophobia, lyssa, madness]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural rabies) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, madness, from rabere to rave more at rage Date: circa 1598 an acute virus disease of the nervous system of mammals that is caused by a rhabdovirus (species Rabies virus of the genus Lyssavirus) usually transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal and that is characterized typically by increased salivation, abnormal behavior, and eventual paralysis and death

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a contagious and fatal viral disease esp. of dogs, transmissible through the saliva to humans etc. and causing madness and convulsions; hydrophobia. Etymology: L f. rabere rave

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rabies Ra"bi*es, n. [L. See Rage, n.] Same as Hydrophobia (b); canine madness.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Rabies is a serious disease which causes people and animals to go mad and die. Rabies is particularly common in dogs.

Moby Thesaurus

African lethargy, Asiatic cholera, Chagres fever, German measles, Haverhill fever, Texas fever, acute articular rheumatism, ague, alkali disease, amebiasis, amebic dysentery, anthrax, aphthous fever, bacillary dysentery, bastard measles, bighead, black death, black fever, black quarter, blackleg, blackwater, blackwater fever, blind staggers, bloody flux, breakbone fever, broken wind, brucellosis, bubonic plague, cachectic fever, canine madness, cattle plague, cerebral rheumatism, charbon, chicken pox, cholera, cowpox, dandy fever, deer fly fever, dengue, dengue fever, diphtheria, distemper, dumdum fever, dysentery, elephantiasis, encephalitis lethargica, enteric fever, erysipelas, famine fever, five-day fever, flu, foot-and-mouth disease, frambesia, furious rabies, gapes, glanders, glandular fever, grippe, hansenosis, heaves, hepatitis, herpes, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, histoplasmosis, hog cholera, hoof-and-mouth disease, hookworm, hydrophobia, infantile paralysis, infectious mononucleosis, inflammatory rheumatism, influenza, jail fever, jungle rot, kala azar, kissing disease, lepra, leprosy, leptospirosis, liver rot, loa loa, loaiasis, lockjaw, loco, loco disease, locoism, mad staggers, madness, malaria, malarial fever, malignant catarrh, malignant catarrhal fever, malignant pustule, mange, marsh fever, measles, megrims, meningitis, milzbrand, mumps, ornithosis, osteomyelitis, paratuberculosis, paratyphoid fever, parotitis, parrot fever, pertussis, pip, pneumonia, polio, poliomyelitis, polyarthritis rheumatism, ponos, pseudotuberculosis, psittacosis, quarter evil, rabbit fever, rat-bite fever, relapsing fever, rheumatic fever, rickettsialpox, rinderpest, ringworm, rot, rubella, rubeola, scabies, scarlatina, scarlet fever, schistosomiasis, septic sore throat, sheep rot, shingles, sleeping sickness, sleepy sickness, smallpox, snail fever, splenic fever, spotted fever, staggers, strep throat, stringhalt, sullen rabies, swamp fever, swine dysentery, tetanus, thrush, tinea, trench fever, trench mouth, tuberculosis, tularemia, typhoid, typhoid fever, typhus, typhus fever, undulant fever, vaccinia, varicella, variola, venereal disease, viral dysentery, whooping cough, yaws, yellow fever, yellow jack, zona, zoster




 


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