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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a viral disease (usually fatal) of rabbits

Merriam Webster's

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 Leporipoxvirus) transmitted by mosquitoes and that has been used in the biological control of rabbits especially in Australia

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n. an infectious usu. fatal viral disease in rabbits, causing swelling of the mucous membranes.



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