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Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

Program code written to replicate by attaching copies of itself to other objects within the system, and normally also having a detrimental effect. This may range from generation of...

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virus

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 3 words.

Pl. viruses.

virus

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 34 words.

has the plural form viruses. In computing, a virus is a self-replicating program that harms other systems. It is

virus

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 34 words.

has the plural form viruses. In computing, a virus is a self-replicating program that harms other systems. It is

virus

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 66 words.

Plural viruses. See -us 4. A computer virus is ‘an unauthorized self-replicating [computer] program that can interfere with or destroy other programs, and can transfer itself to other...

virus

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 28 words.

venom XVI; (path.) poison of a disease XVIII. — L. vīrus, rel. to OIr. poison, Gr. īós venom,

virus

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 175 words.

Adjectival form: viral.

A system of classifying and naming viruses has been developed by the International Committee on Taxonomy

EMC virus

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 21 words.

Abbrev. and preferred form for encephalomyocarditis virus – the type species of the genus Cardiovirus (vernacular name: EMC virus group).

leafroll virus

in The Oxford Companion to Wine

January 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 683 words.

virus disease that is widespread in all countries where grapes are grown. The disease is now thought to be due to a complex of ten different filamentous viruses referred to as grapevine...

Text Virus

Marco Deseriis.

in Software Studies

April 2008; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Media Studies. 2556 words.

This chapter begins with the description of a hoax email message instance, consisting of Sulfnbk.exe virus software, a byproduct of paranoia virus. The author explains the importance and...

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leafroll virus

in The Oxford Companion to Wine

January 2006; p ublished online August 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 608 words.

virus disease that is widespread in all countries where grapes are grown. The disease is now thought to be due

Melissa virus

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 48 words.

A computer virus, in full W97M/Melissa.A, which caused chaos in a number of company E-mail systems in 1999. The

parainfluenza virus

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 60 words.

(two words) Any of certain *paramyxoviruses. Most serovars are designated by an Arabic numeral, e.g. parainfluenza virus 2. There

virus diseases

in The Oxford Companion to Wine

January 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 325 words.

group of vine diseases caused by very small and simple organisms, consisting of ribonucleic acid (RNA) wrapped in a protein sheath. Some virus diseases can seriously affect grapevine yield...

avian sarcoma virus

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 11 words.

Abbrev.: ASV Another name for Rous sarcoma virus.

turnip yellow mosaic virus

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 19 words.

Abbrev.: TYMV Type member of the *Tymovirus group (vernacular name: turnip yellow mosaic virus group).

tobacco mosaic virus

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 17 words.

Abbrev.: TMV Type member of the *Tobamovirus group (vernacular name: tobacco mosaic virus group).

tobacco ringspot virus

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 17 words.

Abbrev.: TobRV Type member of the *Nepovirus group (vernacular name: tobacco ringspot virus group).

tobacco streak virus

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 17 words.

Abbrev.: TSV Type member of the *Ilarvirus group (vernacular name: tobacco streak virus group).

tomato bushy stunt virus

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 19 words.

Abbrev.: TBSV Type member of the *Tombusvirus group (vernacular name: tomato bushy stunt virus group).

potato virus X

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 17 words.

Abbrev.: PVX Type member of the *Potexvirus group (vernacular name: potato virus X group).