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Ebola virus

noun

Definition of Ebola virus

  1. :  any of several filoviruses (genus Ebolavirus and especially species Zaire ebolavirus) of African origin that cause an often fatal hemorrhagic fever



Origin of ebola virus

Ebola River, Democratic Republic of the Congo


First Known Use: 1976


Medical Dictionary

Ebola virus

noun

Medical Definition of Ebola virus

  1. :  any of several single-stranded RNA viruses of the family Filoviridae (especially species Zaire Ebola virus) of African origin that cause an often fatal hemorrhagic fever




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