genital wart

noun

Definition of genital wart 

: 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

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Two strains in particular — number 6 and number 11 — cause about 90 percent of genital warts. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "The Ultimate Guide to Every Type of Wart and How to Treat It," 25 June 2018 The rise in syphilis and gonorrhea cases in England was balanced out by a decrease in some other infections, including cases of genital warts, which declined 90% since 2009 among 15 to 17 year-olds -- thanks to a national immunization program. Jessie Yeung, CNN, "Syphilis cases hit highest level in almost 70 years in England," 6 June 2018 The latter, human papillomavirus, is an S.T.D. that causes genital warts and, in some cases, cervical cancer. Bess Levin, The Hive, "Bill Gates: Trump Is Even Dumber Than You Thought," 18 May 2018 The samples were tested for the presence of two high-risk HPV types and two that cause genital warts. Marie Mccullough, chicagotribune.com, "HPV is causing an oral cancer epidemic in men by outwitting natural defenses," 12 Mar. 2018 The samples were tested for the presence of two high-risk HPV types and two that cause genital warts. Marie Mccullough, chicagotribune.com, "HPV is causing an oral cancer epidemic in men by outwitting natural defenses," 12 Mar. 2018 The samples were tested for the presence of two high-risk HPV types and two that cause genital warts. Marie Mccullough, chicagotribune.com, "HPV is causing an oral cancer epidemic in men by outwitting natural defenses," 12 Mar. 2018 There are hundreds of strains of the virus, some of which can cause health problems including genital warts and certain cancers such as cervical, mouth and throat cancer, vaginal and anal cancer. Maria Clark, NOLA.com, "Parents less likely to vaccinate boys against HPV, a cancer-causing virus: Study," 26 Mar. 2018 The samples were tested for the presence of two high-risk HPV types and two that cause genital warts. Marie Mccullough, chicagotribune.com, "HPV is causing an oral cancer epidemic in men by outwitting natural defenses," 12 Mar. 2018

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genital wart

noun

Medical Definition of genital wart 

: 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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