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Pronunciation: (rā'bēz), [key]
n. Pathol.
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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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