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Definitions for verruca
vəˈru kə, vɛ-ver·ru·ca

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wart, verrucanoun

    (pathology) a firm abnormal elevated blemish on the skin; caused by a virus


  1. verrucanoun

    A wart, especially one that grows on the foot, caused by a virus.

  2. verrucanoun

    A rounded projection or wart.

  3. Etymology: From verruca.


  1. verruca

    A plantar wart, or verruca vulgaris, is a wart occurring on the bottom of the foot or toes. Its color is typically similar to that of the skin. Small black dots often occur on the surface. One or more may occur in an area. They may result in pain with pressure such that walking is difficult.They are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). A break in the skin is required for infection to occur. Risk factors include use of communal showers, having had prior warts, and poor immune function. Diagnosis is typically based on symptoms.Treatment is only needed if it is causing symptoms. This may include salicylic acid, cryotherapy, chemo-based fluorouracil or bleomycin, and surgical removal. The skin atop the lesion should generally be removed before treatment. In about a third to two-thirds of cases, they go away without specific treatment, but this may take a few years. Plantar warts are common. Children and young adults are most often affected.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Verruca

    ve-rū′ka, n. a wart, a glandular elevation: one of the wart-like sessile apothecia of some lichens.—adjs. Verrū′ciform, warty; Ver′rūcose, Ver′rūcous, covered with little knobs or wart-like prominences: warty; Verrū′culose, minutely verrucose. [L. verruca, a wart.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of verruca in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of verruca in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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