filovirus

noun fi·lo·vi·rus \ 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 and Etymology of filovirus

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


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filovirus

noun fi·lo·vi·rus \ ˈfī-lō-ˌvī-rəs \

medical Definition of filovirus

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

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