Definition of human papillomavirus
: any of numerous papillomaviruses (as of the genera Alphapapillomavirus, Betapapillomavirus, and Gammapapillomavirus) that cause various human papillomas (as genital warts and plantar warts) and include some associated with the production of human cancer —abbreviation HPV
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Medical Definition of human papillomavirus
: a double-stranded DNA virus of the genus Papillomavirus (species Human papillomavirus) that has numerous genotypes causing various human warts (as the common warts of the extremities, plantar warts, and genital warts) including some associated with the production of cervical cancer—called also HPV
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