Meaning of myxomatosis

myx•o•ma•to•sis

Pronunciation: (mik"su-mu-tō'sis), [key]
— n.
    1. a condition characterized by the presence of many myxomas.
    2. myxomatous degeneration.
  1. a highly infectious viral disease of rabbits, artificially introduced into Great Britain and Australia to reduce the rabbit population.
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