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Comment Plurals of virus (Score 1) 538

If the plural of an 'ius' form is 'ii', i.e. (mal)stating the rule as dropping the s and changing the u to an i, then the malconstructed plural form of virus would indeed viri - or if the rule is stated as drop the 'us' and double the i, viir.

For those who refuse to use normally constructed plurals like viruses, there's always virusen. Or virusoj.

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