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 for lyssa
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lyssa \Lys"sa\ (l[i^]s"s[.a]), n. [NL. See Lytta.] (Med.)
     Hydrophobia.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The plural (Lyss[ae]) has been used to signify the
           pustules supposed to be developed under the tongue in
           hydrophobia.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lyssa
      n 1: 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
           [syn: rabies, hydrophobia, lyssa, madness]

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