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ver·ru·ca

 (və-ro͞o′kə)
n. pl. ver·ru·cae (-kē)
1. Medicine A wart.
2. Biology A wartlike projection, as on the skin of certain amphibians or on the surface of certain pollen grains.

[Latin verrūca.]

verruca

(vɛˈruːkə)
n, pl -cae (-siː) or -cas
1. (Pathology) pathol a wart, esp one growing on the hand or foot
2. (Biology) biology a wartlike outgrowth, as in certain plants or on the skin of some animals
[C16: from Latin: wart]

ver•ru•ca

(vəˈru kə, vɛ-)

n., pl. -cae (-sē).
a wart or wartlike prominence.
[1555–65; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.verruca - (pathology) a firm abnormal elevated blemish on the skin; caused by a virus
blemish, mar, defect - a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish"
common wart - a benign growth (often with a rough surface)
condyloma acuminatum, genital wart, venereal wart, verruca acuminata - a small benign wart on or around the genitals and anus
juvenile wart - a small benign growth on the faces of hands of children
plantar wart - a wart occurring on the sole of the foot; "pressure causes plantar warts to develop a painful callus around the soft center"
pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
keratosis - a skin condition marked by an overgrowth of layers of horny skin
Translations

verruca

[vəˈruːkə] N (verrucae or verrucas (pl)) [vɛˈruːsiː] (esp Brit) → verruga f

verruca

[vəˈruːkə] n (British)verrue f plantaire

verruca

nWarze f

verruca

[vəˈruːkə] nverruca

ver·ru·ca

n. verruga;
plantaris (plantar wart) ______ plantaris;
seborrheic ______ seborreica;
___ filiformis___ filiforme;
___ planae juveniles___ planas juveniles;
___ simples___ simple;
vulgaris ______ vulgaris.
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We cultured larvae of 9 cirripede species to the cypris stage: Megabalanus rosa Pilsbry, 1916 (n = 6), Austrominius (=Elminius) modestus (Darwin, 1854) (n = 6), Semibalanus balanoides (Linnaeus, 1767) (n = 6), Balanus crenatus Bruguiere, 1789 (n = 11), Perforatus (Balanus) perforatus (Bruguiere, 1789) (n = 5), Hesperibalanus fallax (Broch, 1927) (n = 9), Balanus balanus (Linnaeus, 1758) (n = 1), Balanus spongicola Brown, 1844 (n = 4), and Verruca stroemia (O.
Anywhere where bare feet are let loose and wild can be potential places to pick up a verruca, so this includes swimming pools, changing rooms and the family bathroom.
The odd thing is, I have never considered I don't think this is the look for me my feet to be fabulous, particularly if adorned with a verruca.
The common clinical manifestations are verruca vulgaris, verruca plana, verruca palmaris and plantaris, and genital warts (condyloma acuminata).
You carry it around like an overgrown verruca on the sole of your foot that no one need know about.
Tony Pulis reaches in and pulls out James Morrison's verruca sock.
Last year his family said problems began for dad-of-five Douglas - who was married to wife Jean, 83, for 65 years - when he visited the GP in September 2008 for what was believed to be a simple verruca.
My eight-year-old son has a verruca on the sole of his foot.
Third, the lack of citric acid alone as a control is extremely concerning, as we often use acidic agents as keratolytics to destroy verruca, not to mention to instigate an immune response through injury to aid in lesion resolution.
Douglas Mainwaring, 93, from Bridgend, first visited his GP complaining of a pain in his left foot in September 2008 and was told it had likely been caused by a verruca.