Ebola virus


Ebola virus

noun

Definition of EBOLA VIRUS

:  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

Ebola virus

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EBOLA VIRUS

: 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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: ebon
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Ebola
All Words Near: Ebola virus

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up Ebola virus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).