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British Dictionary definitions for lyssa


  1. pathol a less common word for rabies
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Examples from the Web for lyssa

Historical Examples

  • Ulf and Lyssa may have been human before they came here, but they were not when they landed.

    The Lani People

    J. F. Bone

  • He was buried with great solemnity in the cathedral at Lyssa.

lyssa in Medicine


  1. Rabies. No longer in technical use.
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Related formslyssic adj.
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