- Medicine/Medical. a wart.
- Zoology. a small, flattish, wartlike prominence.
Origin of verruca
Examples from the Web for verruca
Historical Examples of 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.
Many practitioners find nitrate of silver a serviceable remedy in cases of verruca.
Those who favor the use of salicylic acid for the removal of verruca, usually apply a 60 per cent.
- 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
1560s, from Latin verruca "wart" (see vary).