One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A synthetic analogue of guanosine that inhibits viral nucleic acid synthesis and is used especially in the treatment of respiratory syncytial virus infection and chronic hepatitis C.
1970s; earliest use found in Biochemistry. From rib- + -a- (probably as connective element) + vir- + -in.
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.