myxomatosis

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myx·o·ma·to·sis

 (mĭk-sō′mə-tō′sĭs)
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.

myxomatosis

(ˌmɪksəməˈtəʊsɪs)
n
(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)

n.
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.

myxomatosis

an infectious, highly fatal, virus disease of rabbits, transmitted by mosquitoes.
See also: Disease and Illness
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Noun1.myxomatosis - a viral disease (usually fatal) of rabbits
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
Translations
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myxomatosis

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I queried the stated reason for this, ie myxamatosis. Perhaps we could be informed of the result of the inquiry by the veterinarian, MP Andy King and Janet Cummings.
Myxamatosis, a viral illness most often transmitted by mosquitoes but occasionally by fleas, mites or flies, doesn't affect humans, but has a high mortality rate among European rabbit strains common in Oregon.