mousepox

noun

mouse·​pox ˈmau̇s-ˌpäks How to pronounce mousepox (audio)
: a highly contagious disease of mice that is caused by a poxvirus of the genus Orthopoxvirus (species Ectromelia virus)

called also ectromelia

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“Mousepox.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/mousepox. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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