Warted

wart

[wawrt]
noun
1.
a small, often hard, abnormal elevation on the skin, usually caused by a papomavirus.
2.
any small protuberance, as on the surface of certain plants, the skin of certain animals, etc.
3.
any unattractive detrimental feature or aspect: The biography presents the full story of the prime minister's political career, warts and all.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English wearte; cognate with German Warze, Old Norse varta; akin to Latin verrūca wart

warted, adjective
wartless, adjective
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wart (wɔːt)
 
n
1.  pathol Also called: verruca any firm abnormal elevation of the skin caused by a virus
2.  botany a small rounded outgrowth
3.  warts and all with all blemishes evident
 
[Old English weart(e); related to Old High German warza, Old Norse varta]
 
'warted
 
adj
 
'wartlike
 
adj
 
'warty
 
adj

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wart
O.E. wearte, from P.Gmc. *warton- (cf. O.N. varta, O.Fris. warte, Du. wrat, O.H.G. warza, Ger. warze "wart"), from PIE base *wer- (cf. L. verruca "swelling, wart;" see vary). Phrase warts and all "without concealment of blemishes" is attested from 1763, supposedly from Oliver
Cromwell's instruction to his portrait painter.
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Medical Dictionary

wart (wôrt)
n.
A hard, rough lump that grows on the skin and is caused by infection with certain viruses; it typically occurs on the hands or feet. Also called verruca, verruga.

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wart   (wôrt)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. A small growth on the skin caused by a virus, occurring typically on the hands or feet.

  2. A similar growth on a plant, especially one caused by a fungal disease.


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