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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

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(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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Histologically, the specimen displayed both endophytic and exophytic morphology, comprising of warty papillomatous projections lined by variably atypical stratified squamous epithelium and overlying hyperkeratosis and parakeratin.
with exposed faces of macrosporophylls conspicuously warty.
the massive squatness of these trees, ancient, stained and warty, has a grandfatherly aspect.
For patients with this history, if they have any genital swelling; changes in the skin texture; changes in hair growth; thickening of the labia; the presence of papillomas or discreet warty growths; or lymphorrhea, which is leakage of serous fluid through compromised or intact skin, think lymphedema," she said.
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The tree is known by a wide variety of names, among them alligator-tree and alligator wood (probably a reference to the warty knobs on the tree's bark), incense tree and liquidambar.
They are usually pigmented and often warty, but sometimes they appear as smooth papules.
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