myxomatosis(redirected from Mixemetosis)
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n. pl. myx·o·ma·to·ses (-sēz)
1. 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.
2. A condition characterized by the growth of many myxomas.
(Veterinary Science) 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
myx•o•ma•to•sis(ˌmɪk sə məˈtoʊ sɪs)
1. a condition characterized by the presence of many myxomas.
2. a highly infectious viral disease of rabbits, artificially introduced into Great Britain and Australia to reduce the rabbit population.
an infectious, highly fatal, virus disease of rabbits, transmitted by mosquitoes.See also: Disease and Illness