American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. 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.
- n. A condition characterized by the growth of many myxomas.
- n. A disease of rabbits.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Biol.) a viral disease (usually fatal) of rabbits.
- n. a viral disease (usually fatal) of rabbits
“Larkin's poem was first published in 1954, the year after Sage recalls myxomatosis first appearing in Hanmer.”
“But even if everybody in the country had eaten rabbit three times a day it wouldn't have made a dent in the rabbit population, which went on increasing until a specifically anti-rabbit disease called myxomatosis was let loose”
“Buy weapon upgrades, structure upgrades and even spread myxomatosis!”
“A new disease usually runs rampant because human beings have introduced it inadvertently — or, in the case of the rabbit disease myxomatosis, deliberately.”
“In Britain, the large blue ultimately became extinct when traditional grazing ceased and myxomatosis killed off rabbits that once helped keep the grass short on the warm meadows favoured by the ants and the butterfly.”
“But with his luck, any such rabbit would probably be struck down with myxomatosis.”
“With the Nova bunny finally succumbing to myxomatosis last year, there has been a good number of people with nowhere to learn English.”
“His studies on myxomatosis, which he helped introduce to invasive rabbit populations, proved groundbreaking for understanding how a virus can change to become less virulent, while infected populations can evolve immunities.”
“One of the most vivid memories of those days is the year that the government introduced the hideous disease myxomatosis to control a plague of rabbits on the Sussex Downs.”
“And I can't get over the one with the bleeding eye, it looks like it has myxomatosis ...”
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A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
Every time there's a group discussion, I'll remember that it's just a bunch of bunnies sitting around and I'll laugh.
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Thanks to all you Wordies out there flinging new words at my head. This one's for you.
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Words with a certain flowing, silly sound to them; I may as well have found them in a James Joyce novel.
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