Ebola virus

noun
a filovirus that causes Ebola hemorrhagic fever; carried by animals; can be used as a bioweapon
Hypernyms: ↑filovirus
Member Holonyms: ↑Filoviridae

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized E
Etymology: from the Ebola River in the Congo (former Zaire), site of an outbreak of the virus in 1976
: any of several filoviruses of African origin that cause an often fatal hemorrhagic fever

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/i boh"leuh/
a highly contagious virus of the family Filoviridae that causes hemorrhagic fever, gastrointestinal distress, and often death.
[after Ebola River, Democratic Republic of the Congo, near which virus outbreak occurred in 1976]

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Ebola virus /ē-bōˈlə vīˈrəs/
noun
A viral disease occurring in Africa, producing symptoms similar to, but with a much higher mortality rate than, green monkey disease (qv under ↑green1)
ORIGIN: From the Ebola river in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where an outbreak occurred in 1976

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Ebola virus variant UK US
Main entry: Ebola

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  • Ebola-Virus —   [nach dem Fluss Ebola im Norden der Demokratischen Republik Kongo], zur Familie der Filioviridae (Fadenviren) gehörendes RNA Virus mit einzelsträngiger Ribonukleinsäure als genetischem Material. Infektiöse Virionen haben eine Länge von 970 nm… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Ebola (virus) — [ē bō′lə] n. 〚after Ebola River, Democratic Republic of the Congo, near which there was an outbreak of the virus in 1976〛 an RNA virus (family Filoviridae) that causes fever, internal bleeding, and, often, death * * * …   Universalium

  • Ebola (virus) — [ē bō′lə] n. [after Ebola River, Democratic Republic of the Congo, near which there was an outbreak of the virus in 1976] an RNA virus (family Filoviridae) that causes fever, internal bleeding, and, often, death …   English World dictionary

  • Ebola virus — E*bo la vir us (Med.) ([ e]*b[=o] l[.a] v[imac] r[u^]s), n. an exceptionally virulent hemorrhaic virus with a high mortality rate, first recognized in an outbreak on the Ebola river in africa. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ebola virus — Ebola UK [ɪˈbəʊlə] / US [ɪˈboʊlə] or Ebola virus UK / US noun [uncountable] medical a serious disease that causes you to lose blood from all parts of your body and usually results in death …   English dictionary

  • Ebola (virus) — Ebolavirus Virus Ebola …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Ebola-Virus — Genus Ebolavirus Systematik Reich: Viren Ordnung: Mononegavirales Familie: Filoviridae …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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