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.
Webster's New World
- canine madness
Origin of Rabies
From Latin rabiÄ“s (“rage, madness, fury"), from rabiō (“I am angry, I am mad, I rave").
Latin rabiēs rage from rabere to rave
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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