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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.
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
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.
Spores trilete, triangular to globose in polar view, the proximal face convex on the equatorial view and hemispheric on the distal face; equatorial diameter 29-41 [micro]m and the polar diameter 31-40 [micro]m; laesurae 14-22 [micro]m long and reach the equator; perispore ridged with partially fused ridges forming an incomplete reticulum and scattered verrucae distally, proximal face microreticulate with scattered verrucae.
Your local pharmacy can provide advice on a range of foot problems, including athlete's foot, chilblains, corns, fungal infections, sweaty feet and verrucae.
DIAGNOSIS: This patient has two unrelated cutaneous lesions: verrucae (Figure 1) and rudimentary ulnar supernumerary digits (Figure 2).
Unfortunately the truth is that warts and verrucae are very common in children and teenagers.
Within Podology - which means science of the foot - Laura offers treatments ranging from general foot-care advice and the management of corns and verrucae, to diabetic foot care