Shope papilloma

noun

variants also Shope's papilloma
: a transmissible fibroma of cottontail rabbits that occurs especially on the legs, feet, and ears, is caused by a poxvirus (species Rabbit fibroma virus of the genus Leporipoxvirus), and has under certain circumstances been transmitted to domestic rabbits

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“Shope papilloma.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Shope%20papilloma. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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