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  1. myxoma virusnoun

    a poxvirus closely related to smallpox virus; causes benign gelatinous tumors in humans


  1. Myxoma virus

    Myxoma virus is a poxvirus in the genus Leporipoxvirus. The two broad geographic types of myxoma virus are Californian and South American. Californian myxoma virus is found on the West Coast of the United States, the Baja Peninsula of Mexico, and the southwest coast of Canada. South American or Brazilian myxoma virus is found in South and Central America. South American myxoma virus circulates in the jungle rabbit or tapeti (Sylvilagus brasiliensis), whereas Californian myxoma virus circulates in the brush rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani). In their native hosts, the viruses cause the formation of benign cutaneous fibromas rather than systemic disease.


  1. myxoma virus

    The Myxoma virus is a complex double-stranded DNA virus from the poxvirus family that causes myxomatosis, a severe disease mostly found in rabbits. It is primarily used as a method of controlling rabbit populations. It's transmitted via direct contact or by blood-feeding insects such as fleas and mosquitoes. It's known for causing lethal infections in European rabbits, but it doesn't usually harm its original host, the South American tapeti rabbit. It does not normally infect humans, making it a useful tool in cancer therapies research.


  1. Myxoma virus

    Myxoma virus is a virus that causes myxomatosis in rabbits and was used as a pest control in Australia.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Myxoma virus

    The type species of LEPORIPOXVIRUS causing infectious myxomatosis, a severe generalized disease, in rabbits. Tumors are not always present.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of myxoma virus in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of myxoma virus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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