[ vuh-roo-kuh, ve- ]
/ vəˈru kə, vɛ- /
noun, plural ver·ru·cae [vuh-roo-see, ve-] /vəˈru si, vɛ-/.
Medicine/Medical. a wart.
Zoology. a small, flattish, wartlike prominence.
- verrazano, giovanni da,
- verrazano-narrows bridge,
- verrocchio, andrea del,
- verruca acuminata,
- verruca necrogenica,
- verruca peruana,
- verruca peruviana,
- verruca plana
Origin of verruca
First recorded in 1555–65, verruca is from the Latin word verrūca
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Examples from the Web for verrucae
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.
/ (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
1560s, from Latin verruca "wart" (see vary).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
[ və-rōō′kə ]
n. pl. ver•ru•cae (-kē)
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