Definition of hydrophoby. Meaning of hydrophoby. Synonyms of hydrophoby

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Definition of hydrophoby

Hydrophobia Hy`dro*pho"bi*a, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?; "y`dwr water + ? fear: cf. F. hydrophobie.] (Med.) (a) An abnormal dread of water, said to be a symptom of canine madness; hence: (b) The disease caused by a bite form, or inoculation with the saliva of, a rabid creature, of which the chief symptoms are, a sense of dryness and construction in the throat, causing difficulty in deglutition, and a marked heightening of reflex excitability, producing convulsions whenever the patient attempts to swallow, or is disturbed in any way, as by the sight or sound of water; rabies; canine madness. [Written also hydrophoby.]
Hydrophoby Hy"dro*pho`by, n. See Hydrophobia.

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