lyssa

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lyssa 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lyssa lĭs"sȧ (Med) Hydrophobia.☞ The plural (Lyssæ) has been used to signify the pustules supposed to be developed under the tongue in hydrophobia.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lyssa Canine madness; rabies; hydrophobia.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lyssa lis′a hydrophobia.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Lytta
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.

Usage

In literature:

We are children of Lyssa, who was a daughter of the Master.
"The Lani People" by J. F. Bone
He was buried with great solemnity in the cathedral at Lyssa.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 12, Issue 331, September 13, 1828" by Various
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In news:

11-year-old Lyssa's life was perfectly magical…it was as sweet as the sunflowers at her back door or her mother's strawberry jam.
A lyssa Leibman of Myrtle Beach wants to spend the holiday season spreading Christmas cheer in a unique way.
Text and photograph by Lyssa White.
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