venereal wart
Wart Wart, n. [OE. werte, AS. wearte; akin to D. wrat, G. warze, OHG. warza, Icel. varta, Sw. v[*a]rta, Dan. vorte; perh. orig., a growth, and akin to E. wort; or cf. L. verruca wart.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Med.) A small, usually hard, tumor on the skin formed by enlargement of its vascular papill[ae], and thickening of the epidermis which covers them. [1913 Webster]

2. An excrescence or protuberance more or less resembling a true wart; specifically (Bot.), a glandular excrescence or hardened protuberance on plants. [1913 Webster]

{Fig wart}, {Moist wart} (Med.), a soft, bright red, pointed or tufted tumor found about the genitals, often massed into groups of large size. It is a variety of condyloma. Called also {pointed wart}, {venereal wart}. --L. A. Duhring.

{Wart cress} (Bot.), the swine's cress. See under {Swine}.

{Wart snake} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of East Indian colubrine snakes of the genus {Acrochordus}, having the body covered with wartlike tubercles or spinose scales, and lacking cephalic plates and ventral scutes.

{Wart spurge} (Bot.), a kind of wartwort ({Euphorbia Helioscopia}). [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Venereal wart — A wart that is confined primarily to the moist skin of the genitals. These warts are due to viruses belonging to the family of human papilloma viruses (HPVs) which are transmitted through sexual contact. The virus can also be transmitted from… …   Medical dictionary

  • venereal wart — noun a small benign wart on or around the genitals and anus • Syn: ↑genital wart, ↑condyloma acuminatum, ↑verruca acuminata • Hypernyms: ↑wart, ↑verruca * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • venereal wart — vene′real wart′ n. pat a soft, warty nodule of viral origin that occurs on the mucosal surfaces of the genitalia or around the anus …   From formal English to slang

  • venereal wart — Pathol. a soft warty nodule of viral origin that occurs on the mucosal surfaces of the genitalia or around the anus, often in a cluster; condyloma acuminatum. * * * …   Universalium

  • Wart — Wart, n. [OE. werte, AS. wearte; akin to D. wrat, G. warze, OHG. warza, Icel. varta, Sw. v[*a]rta, Dan. vorte; perh. orig., a growth, and akin to E. wort; or cf. L. verruca wart.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Med.) A small, usually hard, tumor on the skin… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wart cress — Wart Wart, n. [OE. werte, AS. wearte; akin to D. wrat, G. warze, OHG. warza, Icel. varta, Sw. v[*a]rta, Dan. vorte; perh. orig., a growth, and akin to E. wort; or cf. L. verruca wart.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Med.) A small, usually hard, tumor on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Wart spurge — Wart Wart, n. [OE. werte, AS. wearte; akin to D. wrat, G. warze, OHG. warza, Icel. varta, Sw. v[*a]rta, Dan. vorte; perh. orig., a growth, and akin to E. wort; or cf. L. verruca wart.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Med.) A small, usually hard, tumor on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • wart — warted, adj. wartless, adj. /wawrt/, n. 1. a small, often hard, abnormal elevation on the skin, usually caused by a papomavirus. 2. any small protuberance, as on the surface of certain plants, the skin of certain animals, etc. 3. any unattractive …   Universalium

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