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Pronunciation:  `hIdru'fowbeeu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain
  2. [n]  a morbid fear of water
  3. [n]  a symptom of rabies in humans consisting of an aversion to swallowing liquids

HYDROPHOBIA is a 11 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: lyssa, madness, rabies
 See Also: simple phobia, symptom, zoonosis



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hy`dro*pho"bi*a\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?; "y`dwr water +
? fear: cf. F. hydrophobie.] (Med.)
(a) An abnormal dread of water, said to be a symptom of
    canine madness; hence:
(b) The disease caused by a bite form, or inoculation with
    the saliva of, a rabid creature, of which the chief
    symptoms are, a sense of dryness and construction in the
    throat, causing difficulty in deglutition, and a marked
    heightening of reflex excitability, producing convulsions
    whenever the patient attempts to swallow, or is disturbed
    in any way, as by the sight or sound of water; rabies;
    canine madness. [Written also {hydrophoby}.]

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Fear of water.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Exhibiting hydrophobia; refers to:
  1. A substance that repels or will not absorb water.
  2. An organism that is harmed by water or a wet environment.
  3. A person that has an irrational fear of water.
  4. An animal suffering from rabies.
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