noun plural

Fi·​lo·​vi·​ri·​dae ˌfī-lō-ˈvir-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Filoviridae (audio)
: a family of single-stranded RNA viruses that infect vertebrates, that have a pleomorphic usually bacilliform or filamentous shape with a helical nucleocapsid and a lipoprotein envelope with glycoprotein projections, and that include the Ebola viruses and the Marburg virus

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“Filoviridae.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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