from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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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- n. Any virus of the family Filoviridae.
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- n. animal viruses belonging to the family Filoviridae
Latin fīlum, thread, + virus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)