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Medical Term:

Shope fibroma

Pronunciation: shop

Definition: a connective tissue tumor of cottontail rabbits caused by a poxvirus of the genus Leporipoxvirus and found by Shope to be transmissible with cellular suspensions or Berkefeld filtrates; it is related to myxomatosis and is used in Europe as a source of vaccine to protect against the myxoma virus.

Synonym(s): rabbit fibroma

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