Definitions for ebola virusɪˈboʊ lə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
E•bo′la vi`rusɪˈboʊ lə(n.)
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
a filovirus that causes Ebola hemorrhagic fever; carried by animals; can be used as a bioweapon
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.
Origin: Named after the Ebola River.