genital wart

noun
Updated on: 16 Apr 2018

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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1881

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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 HortonMs.Summer 2005
called also condyloma, condyloma acuminatum, venereal wart

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