filovirus

noun
fi·​lo·​vi·​rus | \ ˈfī-lō-ˌvī-rəs How to pronounce filovirus (audio) \

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

First Known Use of filovirus

1982, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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 How to pronounce filovirus (audio) \

Medical Definition of filovirus

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

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