wart


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Related to wart: plantar 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.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/

wart

[wȯrt]
(medicine)
A papillomatous growth which occurs singly or in groups on the skin surface; thought to be caused by a viral agent.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

wart

1. Pathol any firm abnormal elevation of the skin caused by a virus
2. Botany a small rounded outgrowth
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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.
This article is provided by FOLDOC - Free Online Dictionary of Computing (foldoc.org)
References in periodicals archive ?
The results of our study also highlighted the importance of pretreatment wart size as an important factor in predicting response to treatment.
Up to seven to 10 overlapping pulses were applied to each wart, covering the lesion and 1 mm of surrounding unaffected skin.
Given that immunotherapy seems to be a rather safe way of wart treatment and, in addition, former studies have shown high rates of wart regression, we conducted the present study to evaluate the efficacy of the MMR vaccine injection in the treatment of resistant-to-therapy palmoplantar warts.
Objective: To compare the efficacy of 20% zinc oxide paste versus 15% salicylic acid-15% lactic acid combination in treatment of common viral warts.
M2 EQUITYBITES-May 21, 2018-RXi Pharmaceuticals reports positive results from Phase 2 trial of Samcyprone in subjects with common warts
Summary: Viral warts, especially on the fingers, are very common
A crossbred Frieswal bull aged around fifteen months was reported to be suffering from cutaneous warts over the face, head and both side of the neck for last two months at the bull rearing unit.
Using a typical drug cream or liquid that is used directly into the wart for several days each week and this can be given at home or at the hospital depending on the type of treatment and treatment may continue for several weeks.
Cytovation's lead product, CyPep-1 is a first in class peptide consisting of 27 amino acids that is currently in pre-clinical development for the treatment of cutaneous warts caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) and has applications in other dermatological diseases.
The mystery over Jenner's fake wart, however, was explained by one Instagram follower, saying a tall plant in soft focus at the front had been mistaken as the wart on Jenner's legs.
Objective: To evaluate the therapeutic effects of combined 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) and photodynamic therapy (PDT) on genital warts and the safety.