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verruca

[vuh-roo-kuh, ve-] /vəˈru kə, vɛ-/
noun, plural verrucae
[vuh-roo-see, ve-] /vəˈru si, vɛ-/ (Show IPA)
1.
Medicine/Medical. a wart.
2.
Zoology. a small, flattish, wartlike prominence.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; < Latin verrūca
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British Dictionary definitions for verruca

verruca

/vɛˈruːkə/
noun (pl) -cae (-siː), -cas
1.
(pathol) a wart, esp one growing on the hand or foot
2.
(biology) a wartlike outgrowth, as in certain plants or on the skin of some animals
Word Origin
C16: from Latin: wart
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Word Origin and History for verruca
n.

1560s, from Latin verruca "wart" (see vary).

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verruca in Medicine

verruca ver·ru·ca (və-rōō'kə)
n. pl. ver·ru·cae (-kē)
See wart.

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