[ vuh-roo-kuh, ve- ]
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noun,plural ver·ru·cae [vuh-roo-see, ve-]. /vəˈru si, vɛ-/.
  1. Medicine/Medical. a wart.

  2. 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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British Dictionary definitions for verruca


/ (vɛˈruːkə) /

nounplural -cae (-siː) or -cas
  1. pathol a wart, esp one growing on the hand or foot

  2. biology a wartlike outgrowth, as in certain plants or on the skin of some animals

Origin of verruca

C16: from Latin: wart

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