Meaning of rabies

ra•bies

Pronunciation: (rā'bēz), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. an infectious disease of dogs, cats, and other animals, transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected animal and usually fatal if prophylactic treatment is not administered: caused by an RNA virus of the rhabdovirus group; hydrophobia.
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