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

human papilloma virus

noun
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 cancerAbbreviation: HPV
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Scientific definitions for human papilloma virus

human papillomavirus
[ păp′ə-lōmə-vī′rəs ]

A virus of the genus Papillomavirus, certain strains of which cause skin and genital warts in humans or are associated with various cancers, including cancers of the cervix, vagina, and larynx.
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