Definition of filovirus in English:

filovirus

Line breaks: filo|virus
Pronunciation: /ˈfiːləʊˌvʌɪrəs
 
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noun

  • A filamentous RNA virus of a genus which causes severe haemorrhagic fevers in humans and primates, and which includes the Ebola and Marburg viruses.
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    • Ebola is a filovirus, a type of virus about which little is known.
    • According to the study, the outer protein shell of filoviruses, such as Ebola, have a biochemical structure similar to retroviruses carried by birds, making a common evolutionary origin more likely.
    • Together with their cousin, the Marburg virus, they make up the family of viruses known as filoviruses.

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