human papillomavirus
noun Date: 1983 any of numerous papillomaviruses that cause various human warts (as plantar warts and genital warts) including some associated with the production of cervical cancer — abbreviation HPV

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • human papillomavirus — [pap΄i lō′mə vī΄rəs] n. any of a group of papillomaviruses causing cutaneous warts and lesions of the oral, anal, and genital mucous membranes in human beings * * * ▪ pathology Introduction       any of a subgroup of viruses (virus) belonging to… …   Universalium

  • human papillomavirus — [pap΄i lō′mə vī΄rəs] n. any of a group of papillomaviruses causing cutaneous warts and lesions of the oral, anal, and genital mucous membranes in human beings …   English World dictionary

  • Human papillomavirus — Taxobox image size = 190px image caption =EM of papillomavirus virus group = i ordo = Unranked familia = Papillomaviridae subdivision ranks = Genera subdivision = Alphapapillomavirus Betapapillomavirus Gammapapillomavirus Mupapillomavirus… …   Wikipedia

  • human papillomavirus — an icosahedral DNA virus, 55 nm in diameter, of the genus Papillomavirus, family Papovaviridae; certain types cause cutaneous and genital warts; other types are associated with severe cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and …   Medical dictionary

  • human papillomavirus — noun : any of numerous papillomaviruses that cause various human warts (as the common warts of the hands, plantar warts, and genital warts) including some associated with the production of cervical cancer …   Useful english dictionary

  • human papillomavirus — noun A virus that affects humans, sometimes causing cervical or other cancer; it is sometimes classified as a sexually transmitted disease …   Wiktionary

  • human papillomavirus — HPV a virus – a member of the papovavirus group – that causes warts, including genital warts. There are over 50 strains of HPV: certain strains are considered to be causative factors in the development of anal and genital cancers, especially… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • human papillomavirus — hu′man papillo′mavirus n. mcr the virus that causes genital warts …   From formal English to slang

  • human papillomavirus — /hjumən pæpəˈloʊməvaɪrəs/ (say hyoohmuhn papuh lohmuhvuyruhs) noun any of various sexually transmitted papillomaviruses in humans, some of which cause genital infections, with one obvious symptom being genital warts …   Australian English dictionary

  • human papillomavirus — HPV. A member of a family of viruses that can cause abnormal tissue growth (for example, genital warts) and other changes to cells. Infection with certain types of HPV increases the risk of developing cervical cancer. Also called HPV …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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