human papillomavirus

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human pap·il·lo·ma·vi·rus

 (păp′ə-lō′mə-vī′rəs)
n. Abbr. HPV
Any of various genera of papillomaviruses that cause cutaneous and genital warts in humans, with some strains associated with cervical, anogenital, or laryngeal carcinomas.

hu′man papillo′mavirus


n.
the virus that causes genital warts.
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