Definition of rabies in English:
A contagious and fatal viral disease of dogs and other mammals, transmissible through the saliva to humans and causing madness and convulsions. Also called hydrophobia.
- Pasteur went on to discover vaccinations for chicken pox, cholera, diphtheria, anthrax and rabies.
- A range of diseases including rabies and Lyme disease are carried by animals, so you should avoid contact with them.
- There was no report on diphtheria, rabies, tetanus or whooping cough during the study period.
late 16th century: from Latin, from rabere 'rave'.
Definition of rabies in:
- US English dictionary
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