filovirus


noun, plural fil·o·vi·rus·es.

  1. any of several filamentous, single-stranded RNA viruses of the family Filoviridae, defined by their unique appearance and reproductive strategies, as the Ebola and Marburg viruses.

noun

  1. any member of a family of viruses that includes the agents responsible for Ebola virus disease and Marburg disease

n.

  1. Any of a group of filamentous RNA viruses of the family Filoviridae, including Ebola and Marburg viruses, that are characterized by elongated, branched, curved, or spherical virions and that cause hemorrhagic fevers.

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