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verruca

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noun ver·ru·ca \və-ˈrü-kə\

Definition of verruca

plural verrucaeplay \-(ˌ)kē, -ˌkī, -ˌsī\

  1. 1 :  a wart or warty skin lesion

  2. 2 :  a warty elevation on a plant or animal surface



Origin of verruca

Latin, wart, hillock; akin to Lithuanian viršus summit and probably to Old English wearte wart — more at wart


First Known Use: 1565

Rhymes with verruca


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verruca

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noun ver·ru·ca \və-ˈrü-kə\

Medical Definition of verruca

plural verrucae \-(ˌ)kē\play

  1. :  a wart or warty skin lesion




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