- any of the microscopic bodies found in the nerve cells of animals affected with rabies.
Origin of Negri body
1900–05; after A. Negri (1876–1912), Italian physician
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- An eosinophilic inclusion body found in the cytoplasm of certain nerve cells containing the rabies virus.
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