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Definition of the noun ebola virus

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  1. a filovirus that causes Ebola hemorrhagic fever; carried by animals; can be used as a bioweapon
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic word: filovirus = animal viruses belonging to the family Filoviridae
    • member of: Filoviridae = a family of threadlike RNA viruses that cause diseases in humans and nonhuman primates

Alternative definition of the noun ebola virus


  1. [virology] 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.

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Google previewThe Dictionary of Virology (2009)

by Brian W.J. Mahy

Prog Med Virol 18, 307 Sudan Ebola virus (SEBOV) A species in the genus Ebolavirus, which caused a major outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Sudan ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Homeland Security and Defense (2006)

by Margaret R. O'Leary

virus, Ebola See Ebola virus. viruses,VHF See VHF viruses. virus, Hendra See Hendra virus. virus, Nipah See Nipah virus. visa See visa (U.S.). visa adjudication The process by which an arbiter examines evidence and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Health. 2 Vol. (2008)

by Wilhelm Kirch

Synonyms Ebola disease; Ebola Fever; Infection with Ebolavirus Definition Ebola hemorrhagic fever is an acute viral illness caused bythe Ebola virus which belongsto the Filovirusgroup. It is transmitted from person to person by direct contact ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Informatics (2008)

by George P. Rédei

Ebola Virus proteins. Rb recruits histone deacetylase and p300 attracts histone acetyltransferase. Both Rb and p300 are activated by phosphorylation at the G1/ S checkpoint. ▷TGF, ▷T cells, ▷adenovirus, ▷cell cycle, ▷retinoblastoma, ...

Google previewDorland's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations (2015)

by Dorland

EBOB 4′-ethynyl-4-n-propyl-bicycloorthobenzoate E/BOD electrolyte biochemical oxygen demand EBO-R Ebola Reston virus EBOV Ebola virus EBP error-back propagation; estradiolbinding protein EbpS elastin-binding protein of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Urban Legends, Updated and Expanded Edition: A-L (2012)

by Jan Harold Brunvand

Serious diseases like AIDS and SARS, but especially the Ebola virus, have been the subjects of rumors and legends. The Ebola scare of the 1990s elevated a serious but relatively limited medical danger to the status of “a predatorial virus ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

Ebola virus hemorrhagic f. An often fatal viral disease that appears in sporadic outbreaks in Africa. The clinical presentation of widespread bleeding into many organs and fever is similar to that seen in Lassa fever, Marburg virus disease, and ...

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