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 \

Definition of verruca

1 : a wart or warty skin lesion
2 : a warty elevation on a plant or animal surface

First Known Use of verruca

1565, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for verruca

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

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“Verruca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/verruca. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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verruca

noun
ver·​ru·​ca | \ və-ˈrü-kə How to pronounce verruca (audio) \
plural verrucae\ -​(ˌ)kē How to pronounce verruca (audio) \

Medical Definition of verruca

: a wart or warty skin lesion

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