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street virus

a virus, as rabies, obtained from a naturally infected animal and usually virulent, as opposed to a laboratory-attenuated strain.
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1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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street-virus in Medicine

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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