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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.