human papilloma virus


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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Medical definitions for human papilloma virus

human papilloma virus

n.

Any of various DNA viruses 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.infectious papilloma virus infectious warts virus verruca vulgaris virus
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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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