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human papillomavirus

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human papillomavirus
  (pāp'ə-lō'mə-vī'rəs)   
A virus of the genus Papillomavirus, certain strains of which cause skin and genital warts in humans or are associated with various cancers, including cancers of the cervix, vagina, and larynx.
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