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myxomatosis

[mik-suh-muh-toh-sis]
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noun
  1. Pathology.
    1. a condition characterized by the presence of many myxomas.
    2. myxomatous degeneration.
  2. Veterinary Pathology. a highly infectious viral disease of rabbits, artificially introduced into Great Britain and Australia to reduce the rabbit population.
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Origin of myxomatosis

1925–30; < New Latin myxomat- (stem of myxoma; see myx-, -oma) + -osis
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myxomatosis

noun
  1. an infectious and usually fatal viral disease of rabbits characterized by swelling of the mucous membranes and formation of skin tumours; transmitted by flea bites
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myxomatosis

(mĭk-sō′mə-tōsĭs)
n.
  1. A condition characterized by the growth of many myxomas.
  2. A highly infectious, usually fatal disease of rabbits that is caused by a pox virus and is characterized by many skin tumors similar to myxomas.
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