A family of viruses that cause hemorrhagic fever. Filoviviruses have single- stranded RNA as their genetic material. Ebola virus and the Marburg virus are both filoviruses.
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A genus in the family Filoviridae that includes Marburg and Ebola viruses.

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fi·lo·vi·rus 'fī-lō-.vī-rəs n any of a family Filoviridae of single-stranded RNA viruses

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Fi·lo·vi·rus (fiґlo-vi″rəs) [L. filum thread + virus] the Marburg and Ebola viruses, a genus of viruses of the family Filoviridae that cause hemorrhagic fevers (Marburg virus disease, Ebola virus disease).

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Filovirus — género de virus con ácido ribonucleico de cadena simple con sentido negativo, de la familia Filoviridae. El género incluye los virus Ébola y Marburg. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones …   Diccionario médico

  • Filovirus — Filoviridae Filovirus …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Filovirus — Filoviridae 3D Modell Filovirus Systematik Reich: Viren Baltimore K. (( )ssRNA Viren) (V) Ordnung: Mononegavirales Famili …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • filovirus — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin filum thread + New Latin o + virus Date: 1989 any of a family (Filoviridae) of single stranded chiefly filamentous RNA viruses infecting vertebrates that includes the Marburg virus and the Ebola viruses …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • filovirus — Virus of family Filoviridae. Includes Marburg and Ebola viruses. Both cause severe haemorrhagic fevers in humans …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • filovirus — /fil euh vuy reuhs, fuy leuh /, n., pl. filoviruses. any of several viruses that are members of the new virus family Filoviridae, defined by their unique appearance and reproductive strategies, as the Ebola and Marburg viruses. * * * …   Universalium

  • filovirus — noun Any virus of the family Filoviridae …   Wiktionary

  • filovirus — n. thread like RNA virus that causes severe hemorrhagic fever …   English contemporary dictionary

  • filovirus — [ fi:ləʊˌvʌɪrəs] noun a filamentous RNA virus of a group which causes severe haemorrhagic fevers …   English new terms dictionary

  • filovirus — fi·lo·vi·rus …   English syllables

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