Oncovirinae On·co·vir·i·nae (ŏng’kō-vēr’ə-nē)
A subfamily of retroviruses that contain single-stranded RNA and produce tumors in birds and mammals.
[ong-kawr-nuh-vahy-ruh s, -kawr-nuh-vahy-] /ɒŋˈkɔr nəˌvaɪ rəs, -ˌkɔr nəˈvaɪ-/ noun, plural oncornaviruses. Pathology. 1. any of various RNA viruses that cause tumors in humans and other animals. oncovirus on·co·vi·rus (ŏng’kō-vī’rəs) n. See oncornavirus. oncornavirus on·cor·na·vi·rus (ŏng-kôr’nə-vī’rəs) n. A virus of the subfamily Oncovirinae; an RNA tumor virus. Also called oncovirus.
abbreviation (in Britain, formerly) 1. Ordinary National Diploma
/ɒnˈdɑːtʃe/ noun 1. Michael. born 1943, Sri Lankan-born Canadian writer: his works include the poetry collection There’s a Trick with a Knife I’m Learning to Do (1979), the Booker-prizewinning novel The English Patient (1992, filmed 1997), Anil’s Ghost (2000), and Divisadero (2007)
- On-demand software
noun a type of software available and used through a Web browser, as opposed to being on the user’s hardware See utility computing Usage Note computing; see utility computing