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myxomatosis

Syllabification: myx·o·ma·to·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌmiksəməˈtōsəs
 
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Definition of myxomatosis in English:

noun

A highly infectious and usually fatal viral disease of rabbits, causing swelling of the mucous membranes and inflammation and discharge around the eyes.
Example sentences
  • A potential solution to the rabbit problem was found, in the form of a virus that causes a rabbit disease called myxomatosis.
  • The club noted that the red squirrel was an increasingly rare sight but no-one had spotted a grey squirrel and the arrival of the rabbit disease myxomatosis in the area had not been noticed.
  • The rabbit disease myxomatosis had finally reached the area, with an outbreak on the moors above Settle.

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