skunk

(redirected from skunk rabies)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

skunk

A regional slang term for:
(1) Marijuana, see there.
(2) Heroin, see there.

skunk

a musteline mammal of the subfamily Mephitinae. The best-known animal in this group is the striped skunk Mephitis mephitis, a cat-size, mostly nocturnal, burrowing animal with a beautiful black coat and two longitudinal white stripes that run into the tail. It can also eject a powerfully pungent foul-smelling liquid up to 10 feet through the air.

skunk cabbage
skunk descenting
skunk rabies
skunks are an important reservoir host of rabies in North America where they are the most common cause of rabies in cattle.
References in periodicals archive ?
The observation period for each county started when the first case of raccoon or skunk rabies was reported, with a maximum study interval of 20 years (1981-2000) and a minimum of 11 years (1990-2000).
The spatial analysis performed in this study indicated that skunk rabies epizootics in the eastern United States are closely coupled to epizootics in raccoons.
Although we varied the time variable between raccoon and skunk rabies from 0 to 5 months, the best fitting regression model resulted from using a 1-month lag time.