wart

(redirected from flat wart)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to flat wart: common wart

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
..... Click the link for more information.
 and human papillomavirushuman papillomavirus
(HPV), any of a family of more than 100 viruses that cause various growths, including plantar warts and genital warts, a sexually transmitted disease. Genital warts, sometimes called condylomata acuminata, are soft and often occur in clusters.
..... Click the link for more information.
 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.
References in periodicals archive ?
However, flat warts are not commonly found on the face of ancient Egyptian mummies.
Biopsy may be necessary to rule out lichen nitidus, flat warts, molluscum, or sarcoidosis.
The risk of catching hand, foot and flat warts is small.
Chemotherapy, in the form of 5% 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), also can be used off-label for warts in children, and is particularly useful for flat warts.
Very preliminary findings hint that laser treatment of the flat warts may actually speed their progression to dysplasia, a precancerous condition characterized by abnormally proliferating cells.
Non condylomatous wart virus infection or flat warts.
The flat warts, generally types 16 and 18, cause 75% of cervical cancer.
Clinically, this case was confused with flat warts, seborrhoiec keratosis, epidermodysplasia verruciformis, and Darier's disease, which were ruled out by histopathology.