Definition of Marburg disease noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Marburg disease

BrE BrE//ˈmɑːbɜːɡ dɪziːz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrbɜːrɡ dɪziːz//
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a very serious African disease which causes severe loss of blood from inside the body Word Origin1960s: named after the city of Marburg, in western Germany.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Marburg disease