Filoviridae

noun plural
Fi·​lo·​vi·​ri·​dae | \ ˌfī-lō-ˈvir-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Filoviridae (audio) \

Medical Definition of Filoviridae

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Filoviridae. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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