The word “Norovirus” has been added to the new Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary. Its one of about 100 “new” words recognized by the folks at Merriam-Webster.
Norovirus, according to Merriam-Webster, is any of a genus of small round single-stranded RNA viruses: specifically, the Norwalk Virus.
Merriam-Werbster added 100 new words this year, some reflect current events, like “dirty bomb” and “Norovirus.” Others define new technology or products, such as “infinity pool.” That’s an outdoor pool with an edge designed to make water appear to flow into the horizon.
Probably won’t be long before Norovirus is accepted as a correctly spelled word on your computer!