- SYN: rabies. [hydro- + G. phobos, fear; from reports of inability to swallow and resultant resistance to oral fluids in human and animal rabies]
* * *hy·dro·pho·bia .hī-drə-'fō-bē-ə n1) a morbid dread of water2) RABIES
* * *n.
* * *hy·dro·pho·bia (hi″dro-foґbe-ə) [hydro- + -phobia] 1. irrational fear of water. 2. choking, gagging, and fear on attempts to drink, a symptom of the paralytic phase of rabies. 3. former term for rabies.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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hydrophobia — /huy dreuh foh bee euh/, n. 1. rabies. 2. an abnormal or unnatural dread of water. [1540 50; < LL < Gk hydrophobía. See HYDRO 1, PHOBIA] * * * … Universalium
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