Medical Dictionary


noun plural Fi·lo·vi·ri·dae \ˌfī-lō-ˈvir-ə-ˌdē\

Medical Definition of Filoviridae

  1. :  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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