Definition of myxomatosis in English:


Translate myxomatosis into Spanish


  • A highly infectious and usually fatal viral disease of rabbits, causing swelling of the mucous membranes and inflammation and discharge around the eyes.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘As the weather gets warmer the fatal disease myxomatosis spreads faster.’
    • ‘That arose because myxomatosis is a pox virus disease.’
    • ‘We get a lot of calls asking if we can home unwanted bunnies, but we can't, partly because of the dangers of disease, such as myxomatosis, to our own.’
    • ‘At the moment in the country we are hearing reports of myxomatosis among rabbits.’
    • ‘We know that germs develop an immunity to antibiotics, insects develop resistance to insecticides, rabbits develop resistance to myxomatosis.’
    • ‘The success of myxomatosis in controlling rabbit numbers brought new public prestige, and a detailed program of wool research was undertaken.’
    • ‘The country people were shunning the fruit because flies, which settled on dead rabbits with myxomatosis, also alighted on brambles.’
    • ‘It seemed only a matter of time before the ‘grim’ disease of myxomatosis struck Craven.’
    • ‘It worked well with myxomatosis on rabbits, and cactoblastis on prickly pears.’
    • ‘Before myxomatosis, rabbit stews and pies were everyday fare in Britain.’
    • ‘Owners of pet and show rabbits were advised to have their animals inoculated against myxomatosis or cover their hutches with buttered muslin.’
    • ‘Before the onslaught of myxomatosis in the 1970s, rabbit was a common cheap food source used by all classes.’
    • ‘He only ever caught one blind old rabbit its eyes clouded over with myxomatosis.’
    • ‘The situation has become so dire that some of Bedfordshire's farmers are calling for the reintroduction of myxomatosis.’
    • ‘The outbreak of myxomatosis was in full swing after arriving in Craven.’
    • ‘The problem could arise if this population suddenly vanished, as it has done in the past due to myxomatosis.’
    • ‘There is a vaccine available for myxomatosis, which can be given from six weeks of age.’



/ˌmiksəməˈtōsəs/ /ˌmɪksəməˈtoʊsəs/