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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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In podiatry the use of modern electrosurgical apparatus such as the ConMed Hyfrecator[TM] can greatly simplify the treatment of verrucae and other skin lesions.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) types 2, 27, and 57, clustering within the species Alphapapillomavirus (Alpha-PV) 4, are etiologically associated with more than 65% of verrucae vulgares or common warts, the most frequent HPV-associated benign lesions of the skin, with the highest prevalence in children and immunosuppressed patients (1-9, 11, 12).
In a retrospective assessment of 216 patients who were administered oral cimetidine therapy for verrucae plantaris it was concluded that cimetidine is a safe effective lone treatment modality for verrucae in all age groups.
1,3,5 The source of the virus can be tattoo instrument (using by infected material), saliva of the artist, patient with a previously unnoticed verrucae in the area of the tattoo with subsequent traumatic spread; or contamination of the colour.
A Children are quite often resistant to having their feet interfered with and some of the more traditional treatments for verrucae involve daily applications of anti-wart solutions and dressings.
Pollen wall ornamentation is spinose with either verrucae (Fig.
Fre- quency and distribution of papillomavirus structural antigens in verrucae, multiple papillomas, and condylomata of the oral cavity.
The company has worked on developing vaccines for ailments such as the adenovirus infection of the eyes, skin warts, verrucae and herpes simplex infections of the mouth, genitalia and eyes.
Freezing's a solution Q My seven-year-old son has nasty verrucae on his feet and we just can't seem to get rid of them.
Abdomen uniformly covered with short verrucae, pointed on dorsum and venter, rounded on pleura.
Your local pharmacy can provide advice on a range of foot problems, including athlete's foot, chilblains, corns, fungal infections, sweaty feet and verrucae.
Sloan K, Haberman H, Lynde CW Carbon dioxide laser-treatment of resistant verrucae vulgaris: retrospective analysis.