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myxomatosis

[mik-suh-muh-toh-sis] /ˌmɪk sə məˈtoʊ sɪs/
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.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; < Neo-Latin myxomat- (stem of myxoma; see myx-, -oma) + -osis
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British Dictionary definitions for myxomatoses

myxomatosis

/ˌmɪksəməˈtəʊsɪs/
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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myxomatoses in Medicine

myxomatosis myx·o·ma·to·sis (mĭk-sō'mə-tō'sĭs)
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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