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Verruga

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verruga --> verruca

A flesh-coloured growth characterised by circumscribed hypertrophy of the papillae of the corium, with thickening of the malpighian, granular, and keratin layers of the epidermis, caused by human papilloma virus; also applied to epidermal verrucous tumours of nonviral aetiology.

Synonym: verruga, wart.

Origin: L.