- Medicine/Medical. a wart.
- Zoology. a small, flattish, wartlike prominence.
Origin of verruca
First recorded in 1555–65, verruca is from the Latin word verrūca
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Examples from the Web for verruca
Amongst the Verrucid they are known in its one genus, Verruca.A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2)
Verruca obliterata in bucca dextra et alia in nasi dextro latere.Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnus
Verruca plantaris, or plantar wart, is observed on the sole of the foot; it may be single or multiple.
Those who favor the use of salicylic acid for the removal of verruca, usually apply a 60 per cent.
Many practitioners find nitrate of silver a serviceable remedy in cases of verruca.
- pathol a wart, esp one growing on the hand or foot
- biology a wartlike outgrowth, as in certain plants or on the skin of some animals
C16: from Latin: wart
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Word Origin and History for verruca
1560s, from Latin verruca "wart" (see vary).
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