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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 diseases and human papillomavirus 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.

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wart (wort) n. a benign growth on the skin caused by infection with human papillomavirus. Treatment of warts is with over-the-counter remedies, such as lactic and salicylic acids, but cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen is probably more effective. common w. a firm horny papule found mainly on the hands. Most will clear spontaneously within two years. genital w. a wart that is frequently associated with other genital infections; affected woman have an increased risk of developing cervical cancer. plane w. a flat skin-coloured wart usually found on the face; it may be present in very large numbers. plantar w. (verruca) a wart occurring on the sole of the foot. Plantar warts are often tender.

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wart / wôrt/ • n. a small, hard, benign growth on the skin, caused by a virus. ∎  any rounded excrescence on the skin of an animal or the surface of a plant. ∎ inf. an obnoxious or objectionable person. ∎  an undesirable or disfiguring feature: few products are without their warts. PHRASES: warts and all inf. including features or qualities that are not appealing or attractive: Philip must learn to accept me, warts and all.DERIVATIVES: wart·y / ˈwôrtē/ adj.

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wart Raised and well-defined small growth on the outermost surface of the skin, caused by the human papillomavirus. It is usually painless unless in a pressure area, as with a verruca.

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wart round dry tough excrescence on the skin. OE. wearte = OS. warta (Du. wrat), OHG. warza (G. warze), ON. varta :- Gmc. *wartōn.

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