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1A small, hard, benign growth on the skin, caused by a virus.
growth, lump, swelling, protuberance, carbuncle, boil, blister, verruca, corn, tumour, excrescencetumescenceView synonyms
- ‘These benign warts are caused by human papilloma virus; genotypes 6 and 11 are found in over 90% of cases.’
- ‘Salicylic acid and other wart treatments also destroy healthy skin so it is important to protect the skin around the wart - use petroleum jelly or a corn plaster to cover it.’
- ‘Hiccups, heartburn, colds and warts are often treated with remedies passed down from one generation to another.’
- ‘The skin cells in the warts releases thousands of viruses, so close skin-to-skin contact can pass on the infection.’
- ‘Almost a hundred different viruses cause warts, which are usually passed from person to person through direct contact.’
- ‘A wart is a fleshy growth on the skin caused by infection with the human papilloma virus.’
- ‘Candida antigen can be used on most verrucae, particularly plantar warts.’
- ‘Even lesions with clinical changes often are proved to be benign tumors or warts.’
- ‘Pott suggested that chimney soot contained carcinogens that could cause the growth of the warts seen in scrotal cancer.’
- ‘Cutaneous viral warts are discrete benign epithelial proliferations caused by the human papilloma virus.’
- ‘Benign skin growths include warts, moles, or corns, which are rarely serious problems.’
- ‘The length of time between when a person is exposed to the virus that causes warts and when a wart appears varies.’
- ‘Some variants of the virus cause warts on the skin.’
- ‘Viral warts are common, benign, and usually self limiting skin lesions that occur usually on the hands and feet.’
- ‘Molluscum contagiosum and warts are benign epidermal eruptions that result from viral infections of the skin.’
- ‘Many patients can be infected for example with HPV (human papilloma virus), a virus that can cause warts, but have no symptoms for years.’
- ‘We have gathered together some of our favorites-from juice concoctions for arthritis to vinegar for warts.’
- ‘They diagnosed diseases such as warts and hernias.’
- ‘When a patient presents with foot pain, bunions, corns or plantar warts, the physician should instruct them in how to choose properly fitting shoes.’
- ‘It was used as a device to cover syphilitic pustules and gonorrhoeal warts in the genital area.’
- 1.1 Any rounded excrescence on the skin of an animal or the surface of a plant:‘the toad possesses a dangerous poison in its large warts’
- ‘They have no noseleaf, but they do have small warts on their noses above their nostrils.’
- ‘And then there's the repulsive triplewart seadevils, covered with spines and furrows and warts, their large mouths set in a perpetual frown.’
- ‘The Chinese have a tradition of breaking open the seed of brucea javonica and taping directly over warts and excrescences to stimulate their dissolution.’
- ‘The skin is often decorated with warts and filaments that look like tassels.’
- ‘Our equine medicine lecturer summed it up well when talking about juvenile warts in foals.’
- ‘But the strange thing was that only a few weeks after the trees had been successfully transplanted, some of the warts had burst open and given birth to clouds of insects.’
- 1.2 An undesirable or disfiguring feature:‘few products are without their warts’
- 1.3informal An obnoxious or objectionable person:‘what a bunch of nauseating little warts you are!’
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