an acute, infectious viral disease of mammals, that attacks the central nervous system: it can be transmitted to people through the bite of an infected animal and is characterized by choking, convulsions, inability to swallow, etc.
Origin of rabiesL, madness from rabere: see rabid
An acute, infectious, usually fatal viral disease of the central nervous system that is transmitted by the bite of infected animals and occurs in many mammals, including dogs, cats, raccoons, and bats.
Origin of rabiesLatin rabiēs rage from rabere to rave
From Latin rabiÄ“s (“rage, madness, fury"), from rabiÅ (“I am angry, I am mad, I rave").