myxomatosis

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myxomatosis

 [mik″so-mah-to´sis]
1. the development of multiple myxomas.

myx·o·ma·to·sis

(mik'sō-mă-tō'sis),
1. Synonym(s): mucoid degeneration
2. Multiple myxomas.

myxomatosis

/myx·o·ma·to·sis/ (mik″so-mah-to´sis)
1. the development of multiple myxomas.

myxomatosis

(mĭk-sō′mə-tō′sĭs)
n. pl. myxomato·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.

myx·o·ma·to·sis

(mik'sō-mă-tō'sis)
1. Synonym(s): mucoid degeneration.
2. Multiple myxomas.

myxomatosis

1. the development of multiple myxomas.
2. myxomatous degeneration.

infectious myxomatosis of rabbits
a highly infectious, mosquito and rabbit flea or contact transmitted, generalized disease caused by myxoma virus which is very similar to the rabbit fibroma virus. It is characterized by swelling of the eyelids and a profuse, purulent ocular and nasal discharge, subcutaneous lumps 0.5 to 1 inch in diameter, especially on the head, and swelling of the genitalia. The case fatality rate with virulent virus strains is 100% and the morbidity in a closed rabbitry is usually more than 50%.