Ebola

noun Ebo·la \ ē-ˈbō-lə , i- , e- \

Definition of Ebola

2 or less commonly Ebola fever : the hemorrhagic fever caused by the Ebola virus

First Known Use of ebola

1977

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Ebola

noun Ebo·la \ i-ˈbō-lə , ē-; ˈē-ˌbō- \

medical Definition of Ebola

2 : the hemorrhagic fever caused by the Ebola virus called also Ebola fever

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