verruca vulgaris

noun

verruca vul·​ga·​ris -ˌvəl-ˈger-əs How to pronounce verruca vulgaris (audio)
: wart sense 1a
especially : one occurring on the back of the fingers and hands

Examples of verruca vulgaris in a Sentence

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from New Latin, literally, "common wart" — more at verruca, vulgar

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of verruca vulgaris was in 1903

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“Verruca vulgaris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/verruca%20vulgaris. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

verruca vulgaris

noun
verruca vul·​ga·​ris -ˌvəl-ˈgar-əs, -ˈger- How to pronounce verruca vulgaris (audio)
: wart sense 1
especially : one occurring on the back of the fingers and hands
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