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human papilloma virus

a species of virus that causes genital warts.
Abbreviation: HPV. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for human papilloma virus

human papilloma virus

any one of a class of viruses that cause tumours, including warts, in humans. Certain strains infect the cervix and have been implicated as a cause of cervical cancer HPV
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human papilloma virus in Medicine

human papilloma virus n.
Abbr. HPV
A DNA virus of the genus Papillomavirus, certain types of which cause cutaneous and genital warts in humans, including condyloma acuminatum. Other types are associated with severe cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and with anogenital and laryngeal carcinomas. Also called infectious papilloma virus, infectious warts virus, verruca vulgaris virus.

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