papilloma

noun
pap·​il·​lo·​ma | \ˌpa-pə-ˈlō-mə \
plural papillomas also papillomata\ˌpa-​pə-​ˈlō-​mə-​tə \

Definition of papilloma 

: a benign tumor (such as a wart) due to overgrowth of epithelial tissue on papillae of vascular connective tissue (as of the skin)

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Other Words from papilloma

papillomatous \ˌpa-​pə-​ˈlō-​mə-​təs \ adjective

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For years, health officials have urged people under the age of 26 to get the vaccine that protects against human papilloma virus (HPV). Korin Miller, SELF, "The HPV Vaccine Is Now FDA-Approved for People Over 26: What You Need to Know," 9 Oct. 2018 Clinical trials conducted in Africa have demonstrated that adult circumcision can play a role in preventing H.I.V., genital herpes and certain strains of human papilloma virus, or H.P.V., the C.D.C. reported. Christina Caron, New York Times, "Bill Banning Circumcision in Iceland Alarms Religious Groups," 28 Feb. 2018 The most concerning thing about vaginal seeding, the committee argues, is the potential for transmitting pathogens, such as herpes simplex virus, human papilloma virus (HPV), group B streptococci, and Neisseria gonorrhea. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Doctors warn new parents: Step away from the vaginal fluid swabs," 26 Oct. 2017 The most concerning thing about vaginal seeding, the committee argues, is the potential for transmitting pathogens, such as herpes simplex virus, human papilloma virus (HPV), group B streptococci, and Neisseria gonorrhea. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Doctors warn new parents: Step away from the vaginal fluid swabs," 26 Oct. 2017 The most concerning thing about vaginal seeding, the committee argues, is the potential for transmitting pathogens, such as herpes simplex virus, human papilloma virus (HPV), group B streptococci, and Neisseria gonorrhea. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Doctors warn new parents: Step away from the vaginal fluid swabs," 26 Oct. 2017 The most concerning thing about vaginal seeding, the committee argues, is the potential for transmitting pathogens, such as herpes simplex virus, human papilloma virus (HPV), group B streptococci, and Neisseria gonorrhea. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Doctors warn new parents: Step away from the vaginal fluid swabs," 26 Oct. 2017 The most concerning thing about vaginal seeding, the committee argues, is the potential for transmitting pathogens, such as herpes simplex virus, human papilloma virus (HPV), group B streptococci, and Neisseria gonorrhea. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Doctors warn new parents: Step away from the vaginal fluid swabs," 26 Oct. 2017 The most concerning thing about vaginal seeding, the committee argues, is the potential for transmitting pathogens, such as herpes simplex virus, human papilloma virus (HPV), group B streptococci, and Neisseria gonorrhea. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Doctors warn new parents: Step away from the vaginal fluid swabs," 26 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of papilloma

1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for papilloma

New Latin

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The first known use of papilloma was in 1860

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papilloma

noun
pap·​il·​lo·​ma | \ˌpap-ə-ˈlō-mə \
plural papillomas also papillomata\-​mət-​ə \

Medical Definition of papilloma 

: a benign tumor (as a wart or condyloma) resulting from an overgrowth of epithelial tissue on papillae of vascularized connective tissue (as of the skin) — see papillomavirus

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