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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ve-ru'ka, -ke

Definition: A flesh-colored growth characterized by circumscribed hypertrophy of the papillae of the corium, with thickening of the malpighian, granular, and keratin layers of the epidermis, caused by human Papillomavirus; also applied to epidermal verrucous tumors of nonviral etiology.

Synonym(s): verruga, wart


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