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verruca

[ vuh-roo-kuh, ve- ]
/ vəˈru kə, vɛ- /
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noun, plural ver·ru·cae [vuh-roo-see, ve-]. /vəˈru si, vɛ-/.
Medicine/Medical. a wart.
Zoology. a small, flattish, wartlike prominence.
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Origin of verruca

First recorded in 1555–65, verruca is from the Latin word verrūca
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British Dictionary definitions for verruca

verruca
/ (vɛˈruːkə) /

noun plural -cae (-siː) or -cas
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

Word Origin for verruca

C16: from Latin: wart
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Medical definitions for verruca

verruca
[ və-rōōkə ]

n. pl. ver•ru•cae (-kē)
wart
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