filovirus


fi·lo·vi·rus

noun \ˈfī-lō-ˌvī-rəs\

Definition of FILOVIRUS

:  any of a family (Filoviridae) of single-stranded chiefly filamentous RNA viruses that infect vertebrates and include the Marburg virus and the Ebola viruses

Origin of FILOVIRUS

New Latin, from Latin filum thread + New Latin -o- + virus
First Known Use: 1989

fi·lo·vi·rus

noun \ˈfī-lō-ˌvī-rəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FILOVIRUS

: any of a family Filoviridae of single-stranded RNA viruses

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