human papillomavirus

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human papillomavirus   (pāp'ə-lō'mə-vī'rəs)  Pronunciation Key 
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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