- Medicine/Medical. a wart.
- 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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Verrucae may also be removed by the high frequency spark, or by electrolysis.
Verrucae are probably contagious, but the pathogenic agent has not been isolated.
- 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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1560s, from Latin verruca "wart" (see vary).
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