Definition of papillomavirus in English:

papillomavirus

noun

Medicine
  • Any of a group of DNA viruses that cause the formation of papillomas or warts.

    • ‘Genital warts are caused by certain types of the human papillomavirus (HPV).’
    • ‘Nearly every woman who contracts cancer of the cervix is also infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV).’
    • ‘Her Papanicolaou test revealed a lowgrade squamous intraepithelial lesion suggestive of human papillomavirus, with subsequent biopsy confirmation.’
    • ‘Common, plantar, or flat warts are cutaneous manifestations of the human papillomavirus.’
    • ‘All borderline or mildly dyskaryotic smear samples were tested for human papillomavirus.’

Pronunciation:

papillomavirus

/ˌpapəˈlōməˌvīrəs/