Definitions for ebola virusɪˈboʊ lə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

E•bo′la vi`rusɪˈboʊ lə(n.)

  1. Category: Pathology

  2. a highly contagious virus of the family Filoviridae that causes hemorrhagic fever, gastrointestinal distress, and often death.

Origin of Ebola virus:

after Ebola River, Democratic Republic of the Congo, near which virus outbreak occurred in 1976

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ebola virus(noun)

    a filovirus that causes Ebola hemorrhagic fever; carried by animals; can be used as a bioweapon


  1. Ebola virus(Noun)

    An extremely contagious filovirus of African origin that causes Ebola fever, spread through contact with bodily fluids or secretions of infected persons and by airborne particles.

  2. Origin: Named after the Ebola River.

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