[vuh-roo-kuh, ve-]
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for verrucae

blemish, mole, protuberance, growth, spot, excrescence, verruca, verruga

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British Dictionary definitions for verrucae


noun plural -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

Word Origin for verruca

C16: from Latin: wart
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Word Origin and History for verrucae



1560s, from Latin verruca "wart" (see vary).

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verrucae in Medicine


n. pl. ver•ru•cae (-kē)
  1. wart
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