Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An extremely contagious filovirus causing an acute, usually fatal hemorrhagic fever and spread through contact with bodily fluids of infected persons and by airborne particles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an exceptionally virulent hemorrhaic virus with a high mortality rate, first recognized in an outbreak on the Ebola river in africa.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

After the Ebola River in northwest Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the disease was first observed.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named after the Ebola River. (Wiktionary)

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