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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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My eight-year-old son has a verruca on the sole of his foot.
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His family claim verruca treatment had caused an infection.
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.
Without that essential element it is about as sexy as a verruca.
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Treatment was repeated daily, after pumicing the verruca, for up to 8 weeks.
Most people get a verruca or two at some time in their life.
From the enlargement, the small growth appears compatible with a flat wart or verruca plana," Gonzalez said.