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Pronunciation: lep'o-ri-poks'vi'rus

Definition: The genus of viruses (family Poxviridae) that comprises the fibroma and myxoma viruses of rabbits; unlike the orthopoxviruses, they are ether-sensitive.

[L. leporis, gen. of lepus, a hare, + virus]

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