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Shope papilloma[′shōp ‚pap·ə′lō·mə]
A transmissible, virus-induced papilloma occurring naturally on the skin of rabbits.
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Rogers saw a possible remedy: he deliberately infected the sisters with a virus -- the Shope papilloma virus
. It was best known for causing warts in rabbits, but it was also thought to have a gene for making an enzyme equivalent to the one the girls lacked.