filovirus

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noun fi·lo·vi·rus \ˈfī-lō-ˌvī-rəs\

Definition of filovirus

  1. :  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 and Etymology of filovirus

New Latin, from Latin filum thread + New Latin -o- + virus


First Known Use: 1989


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filovirus

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noun fi·lo·vi·rus \ˈfī-lō-ˌvī-rəs\

Medical Definition of filovirus

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


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