Filovirus meaning

fē'lō-vī'rəs, fĭl'ō-
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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Any of a family of filamentous single-stranded RNA viruses, including the Ebola and Marburg viruses, that cause hemorrhagic fevers in humans and other primates and spread by contact with infected body fluids.
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Origin of filovirus

  • Latin fīlum thread gwhī- in Indo-European roots virus
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition