verruca

noun

ver·​ru·​ca və-ˈrü-kə How to pronounce verruca (audio)
plural verrucae və-ˈrü-(ˌ)kē How to pronounce verruca (audio)
-ˌkī,
-ˌsī
1
: a wart or warty skin lesion
2
: a warty elevation on a plant or animal surface

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Latin verrūca "wart, excrescence, hillock," derivative of a base *u̯ers-u-, akin to Lithuanian viršus "summit," Sanskrit varṣman- "height, top"

First Known Use

1565, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of verruca was in 1565

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Cite this Entry

“Verruca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/verruca. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

verruca

noun
ver·​ru·​ca və-ˈrü-kə How to pronounce verruca (audio)
plural verrucae -(ˌ)kē How to pronounce verruca (audio)
: a wart or warty skin lesion

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