Definitions for myxomatosisˌmɪk sə məˈtoʊ sɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

myx•o•ma•to•sisˌmɪk sə məˈtoʊ sɪs(n.)

  1. a condition characterized by the presence of many myxomas.

    Category: Pathology

  2. a highly infectious viral disease of rabbits, artificially introduced into Great Britain and Australia to reduce the rabbit population.

    Category: Veterinary Science

Princeton's WordNet

  1. myxomatosis(noun)

    a viral disease (usually fatal) of rabbits


  1. myxomatosis(Noun)

    A disease of rabbits.


  1. Myxomatosis

    Myxomatosis is a disease that affects rabbits and is caused by the myxoma virus. It was first observed in Uruguay in laboratory rabbits in the late 19th century. It was introduced into Australia in 1950 in an attempt to control the rabbit population.


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