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.

Nearby words

  1. verrazano, giovanni da,
  2. verrazano-narrows bridge,
  3. verrière,
  4. verrocchio,
  5. verrocchio, andrea del,
  6. verruca acuminata,
  7. verruca necrogenica,
  8. verruca peruana,
  9. verruca peruviana,
  10. verruca plana

Origin of verruca

First recorded in 1555–65, verruca is from the Latin word verrūca

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British Dictionary definitions for verrucae

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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Word Origin and History for verrucae

verruca

n.

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

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Medicine definitions for verrucae

verruca

[ və-rōōkə ]

n. pl. ver•ru•cae (-kē)

wart

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