street virus


noun

a virus, as rabies, obtained from a naturally infected animal and usually virulent, as opposed to a laboratory-attenuated strain.

Origin of street virus

First recorded in 1910–15
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Medicine definitions for street virus

street virus
[ strēt ]

n.

The virulent rabies virus from a rabid domestic animal that has contracted the disease from a bite or scratch of another animal.
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