Wart, venereal
The same as a genital wart, a wart that is confined primarily to the moist skin of the genitals. These warts are due to viruses belonging to the family of human papilloma viruses (HPVs) which are transmitted through sexual contact. The virus can also be transmitted from mother to baby during childbirth. Most people infected with HPV have no symptoms but these viruses increase a woman’s risk for cancer of the cervix. HPV infection is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. It is also the leading cause of abnormal PAP smears and pre-cancerous changes of the cervix in women. There is no cure for venereal (genital) warts virus infection. Once contracted, the virus can stay with a person for life.

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  • venereal wart — Wart Wart, n. [OE. werte, AS. wearte; akin to D. wrat, G. warze, OHG. warza, Icel. varta, Sw. v[*a]rta, Dan. vorte; perh. orig., a growth, and akin to E. wort; or cf. L. verruca wart.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Med.) A small, usually hard, tumor on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wart — Wart, n. [OE. werte, AS. wearte; akin to D. wrat, G. warze, OHG. warza, Icel. varta, Sw. v[*a]rta, Dan. vorte; perh. orig., a growth, and akin to E. wort; or cf. L. verruca wart.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Med.) A small, usually hard, tumor on the skin… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wart cress — Wart Wart, n. [OE. werte, AS. wearte; akin to D. wrat, G. warze, OHG. warza, Icel. varta, Sw. v[*a]rta, Dan. vorte; perh. orig., a growth, and akin to E. wort; or cf. L. verruca wart.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Med.) A small, usually hard, tumor on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wart snake — Wart Wart, n. [OE. werte, AS. wearte; akin to D. wrat, G. warze, OHG. warza, Icel. varta, Sw. v[*a]rta, Dan. vorte; perh. orig., a growth, and akin to E. wort; or cf. L. verruca wart.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Med.) A small, usually hard, tumor on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wart spurge — Wart Wart, n. [OE. werte, AS. wearte; akin to D. wrat, G. warze, OHG. warza, Icel. varta, Sw. v[*a]rta, Dan. vorte; perh. orig., a growth, and akin to E. wort; or cf. L. verruca wart.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Med.) A small, usually hard, tumor on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Wart — A local growth of the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis) caused by a virus. The virus of warts (a papillomavirus) is transmitted by contact. The contact can be with a wart on someone else or one on oneself (autoinoculation). Warts that occur …   Medical dictionary

  • Venereal wart — A wart that is confined primarily to the moist skin of the genitals. These warts are due to viruses belonging to the family of human papilloma viruses (HPVs) which are transmitted through sexual contact. The virus can also be transmitted from… …   Medical dictionary

  • wart — warted, adj. wartless, adj. /wawrt/, n. 1. a small, often hard, abnormal elevation on the skin, usually caused by a papomavirus. 2. any small protuberance, as on the surface of certain plants, the skin of certain animals, etc. 3. any unattractive …   Universalium

  • venereal wart — noun a small benign wart on or around the genitals and anus • Syn: ↑genital wart, ↑condyloma acuminatum, ↑verruca acuminata • Hypernyms: ↑wart, ↑verruca * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

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