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genital wart

noun

Definition of genital wart

  1. :  a wart on the skin or adjoining mucous membrane on or near the genital organs or the anus and caused by any of several human papillomaviruses



1954

First Known Use of genital wart

1954


Medical Dictionary

genital wart

noun

Medical Definition of genital wart

  1. :  a wart on the skin or adjoining mucous membrane usually on or near the genital organs or the anus and caused by the human papillomavirus <The “magic bullet” on the horizon is a vaccination for human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted virus which not only causes genital warts but is the leading cause of cervical cancer.—Mary Jane Horton, Ms., Summer 2005>—called also condyloma, condyloma acuminatum, venereal wart




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