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a connective tissue tumor of cottontail rabbits caused by a poxvirus of the genus Leporipoxvirus and found by Shope to be transmissible with cellular suspensions or Berkefeld filtrates; it is related to myxomatosis and is used in Europe as a source of vaccine to protect against the myxoma virus.
Synonym(s): rabbit fibroma
Shope,Richard E., U.S. pathologist, 1902-1966.
Shope fibroma - a connective tissue tumor of cottontail rabbits caused by a poxvirus of the genus Leporipoxvirus. Synonym(s): rabbit fibroma
Shope fibroma virus - a poxvirus of the genus Leporipoxvirus, closely related to vaccinia and myxoma viruses, that causes Shope fibroma. Synonym(s): rabbit fibroma virus
Shope papilloma - a papillomatous growth found in wild cottontail rabbits.
Shope papilloma virus - a papillomavirus infecting wild cottontail rabbits.
named after R. E. Shope, American virologist.
see Shope rabbit fibroma.
caused by a papilloma virus and manifested by gray to black, tall, thin, horny structures on the skin of wild rabbits. The lesions may be on the head, neck, shoulders, abdomen and inside the thighs. The disease is transmissible.