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Any of a group of DNA viruses of the family Papillomavirus that can cause warts and certain types of cancer in mammals.


(Biology) any of numerous viruses that cause the formation of papillomas


(ˌpæp əˈloʊ məˌvaɪ rəs)

n., pl. -rus•es.
a type of papovavirus, containing circular DNA, that causes papillomas, including genital warts.


n virus m del papiloma papilomavirus m; human — (HPV) virus m del papiloma humano (VPH), papilomavirus humano (PVH)
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There are three theories as to the cause: a) A type of pressure sore b) A foreign body reaction within the paw c) A papilloma virus (verruca) I am unaware of any evidence that papilloma viruses have been found in corn lesions when they have been looked for.
Risk level, knowledge, and preventive behavior for human papilloma viruses among sexually active college women.
Vaccination is the best prevention against the HPV16 -- the 16 out of 96 types of papilloma viruses that cause cervical 
cancer in women, according to
the researcher.
Mr zur Hausen was cited for finding human papilloma viruses that cause cervical cancer, the second most common cancer among women.
Papilloma viruses are known to cause cervical cancer many years after the original infection.