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wart,

circumscribed outgrowth of the skin caused by a filterable virus that is readily transmitted. Warts may appear anywhere on the skin but are most common on the hands. Sexually transmitted diseasessexually transmitted disease
(STD) or venereal disease,
term for infections acquired mainly through sexual contact. Five diseases were traditionally known as venereal diseases: gonorrhea, syphilis, and the less common granuloma inguinale, lymphogranuloma venereum, and
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 and human papillomavirushuman papillomavirus
(HPV), any of a family of more than 60 viruses that cause various growths, including plantar warts and genital warts, a sexually transmitted disease. Detectable warts can be or removed, usually by chemicals, freezing, or laser, but often recur.
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 produce warts in the genital area; these are often precancerous growths. Some warts disappear spontaneously; others persist for many years. However, there is also a tendency to develop new lesions. Warts are treated by surgical excision (sometimes by electrocautery), bloodless removal by freezing with liquid nitrogen, or repeated applications of ointments or creams. Those on the soles of the feet (plantar warts) are the most painful and most difficult to treat, since on pressure-bearing areas they may become depressed beneath the surface of the skin.

wart

[wȯrt]
(medicine)
A papillomatous growth which occurs singly or in groups on the skin surface; thought to be caused by a viral agent.

wart

1. Pathol any firm abnormal elevation of the skin caused by a virus
2. Botany a small rounded outgrowth

wart

A small, crocky feature that sticks out of an otherwise clean design. Something conspicuous for localised ugliness, especially a special-case exception to a general rule. For example, in some versions of "csh(1)", single quotes literalise every character inside them except "!". In ANSI C, the "?" syntax used for obtaining ASCII characters in a foreign environment is a wart. See also miswart.
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The disease syndromes that were perceived as the most important and that caused mortality in the flocks were 1) mal de pollo (chicken plague), described as an acute disease during which most chickens in the area died suddenly or exhibited neurologic signs and which owners perceived as contagious and capable of spreading from flock to flock; 2) skin lesions, described as wartlike lesions on the head, face, and legs of the birds that were most prevalent during the dry season but caused little mortality; 3) ronquera (rales), a respiratory syndrome in which chickens exhibited mucopurulent discharge from the nares, excessive tearing, gasping, loud respiratory sounds, weight loss, and in some cases, death; and 4) a syndrome in which chickens became pale, lost weight, and died.
The so-called low grade cervical lesions, that is CIN 1 and flat condyloma (soft, wartlike growths), also carry HPV sequences, however, many of the types identified have been the "low risk" viruses, most commonly 6 and 11 (Kurman, 1994; Lungu et al.
The rabbits first became infected with the papilloma virus and developed wartlike growths.
Wartlike, waxy, scaly growths, usually on the face, chest, shoulders, or back, seen chiefly in light-skinned people.
Squamous cell carcinomas are either wartlike growths that ulcerate in the center or raised, opaque nodules that are pink.
Grossly, the tumors are tan to grey, rough, bulky exophytic masses with a shaggy or overtly papillary, wartlike surface.
The wartlike lesions typically first appear during childhood and develop into SCCs during the third and fourth decade of life.