The Ebola Virus Explained — How Your Body Fights For Survival

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


To infect is to introduce a disease into a person or thing. When you infect yourself with a virus, you are putting yourself at risk for getting sick.

  • The virus is highly contagious, and can infect anyone who comes in contact with it.
  • The virus was able to infect the computer system, and caused a lot of damage.

To dissolve something is to make it disappear. When you dissolve a solution, you make the solution less concentrated and more diluted.

  • The compound dissolves in water.
  • The ink dissolves in water.

Nucleoproteins are the proteins that make up chromosomes. They are responsible for DNA replication, immunity, and cell signaling.

  • The nucleoprotein complex assembles at the site of DNA damage.
  • The nucleoprotein complex plays a role in the immune response.

To manipulate is to control or to use someone or something in order to achieve a desired outcome. Sometimes people use the word to describe the act of lying or deceiving someone.

  • He manipulated the data to make it look better.
  • The politician is manipulating the public with his lies.

Multiplies is a word that is used to describe something that increases or grows a lot. When you multiply a number by 2, you get the result of 4. When you multiply a number by 3, you get the result of 9.

  • The number multiplied by 2 is 12.
  • The number multiplied by 3 is 27.

To infect something is to cause it to get sick or to have something bad happen to it. When you infect your computer with a virus, you're causing it to get infected with a virus.

  • The virus infected the computer system.
  • He was infected with the virus at the hospital.

Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell. They are important for fighting off infections.

  • The immune system responds to the infection by producing more neutrophils.

Kamikaze is a Japanese word that is used to describe someone who is willing to die in order to destroy the enemy. The word is usually used in a negative way, to describe someone who is reckless and suicidal.

  • The kamikaze pilots were willing to die in order to damage the enemy ships.
  • The kamikaze pilots were reckless and suicidal, and their actions led to many casualties.