* * *myx·o·ma·to·sis mik-.sō-mə-'tō-səs n, pl -to·ses -.sēz a condition characterized by the presence of myxomas in the body specif a severe virus disease of rabbits that is caused by a poxvirus (species Myxoma virus of the genus Leporipoxvirus), is transmitted by mosquitoes, biting flies, and direct contact, and has been used in the biological control of wild rabbit populations
* * *myx·o·ma·to·sis (mik″so-mə-toґsis) a condition marked by the development of multiple myxomas. myxomatous degeneration.
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myxomatosis — noun Etymology: New Latin, from myxomat , myxoma Date: 1927 a condition characterized by the presence of myxomas in the body; specifically a severe virus disease of rabbits that is caused by a poxvirus (species Myxoma virus of the genus… … New Collegiate Dictionary
myxomatosis — noun A disease of rabbits. Syn: myxo, mixi … Wiktionary
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