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verruca

 [vĕ-roo´kah] (L.)
1. wart.
2. one of the wartlike elevations on the endocardium in various types of endocarditis. adj., adj ver´rucose, verru´cous.
verruca pla´na a small, smooth, usually skin-colored or light brown, slightly raised wart sometimes occurring in great numbers; seen most often in children.
verruca planta´ris plantar wart.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ver·ru·ca

, pl.

ver·ru·cae

(vĕ-rū'kă, -kē),
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
[L.]
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verruca

(və-ro͞o′kə)
n. pl. verru·cae (-kē)
1. Medicine A wart.
2. Biology A wartlike projection, as on the skin of certain amphibians or on the surface of certain pollen grains.
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verruca

1. Condyloma, see there.
2. Verruca vulgaris, see there.
3. Wart, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ver·ru·ca

, pl. verrucae (vĕr-ū'kă, -kē)
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.
Compare: verruga peruana
Synonym(s): verruga, wart.
[L.]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

verruca

(ver-roo'ka) plural.verrucae [L., wart] Wart.

verruca acuminata

A pointed, reddish, moist wart about the genitals and the anus. It develops near mucocutaneous junctures, forming pointed, tufted, or pedunculated pinkish or purplish projections of varying lengths and consistency. Venereal warts should be treated with topically applied podophyllum resin.
Synonym: condyloma; genital wart; venereal wart

verruca digitata

A form of verruca seen on the face and scalp, possibly serving as a starting point of cutaneous horns. Several filiform projections with horny caps are formed, closely grouped on a comparatively narrow base that in turn may be separated from the skin surface by a slightly contracted neck.

verruca filiformis

A small threadlike growth on the neck and eyelids covered with smooth and apparently normal epidermis.

verruca gyri hippocampi

One of the small wartlike protuberances on the convex surface of the gyrus hippocampi.

verruca plana

A flat or slightly raised wart.

verruca plantaris

Plantar wart.
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VERRUCA VULGARIS

verruca vulgaris

The common wart, usually found on the backs of the hands and fingers; however, it may occur on any area of the skin. See: illustration
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verruca

A WART on any part of the skin.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

ver·ru·ca

, pl. verrucae (vĕr-ū'kă, -kē)
Flesh-colored growth characterized by circumscribed hypertrophy of papillae of corium, with thickening of malpighian, granular, and keratin epidermal layers, caused by human papillomavirus; also applied to epidermal verrucous tumors of nonviral etiology.
Synonym(s): wart.
[L.]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Verrucas are also infectious and can be very painful if allowed to spread.
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Other pests that plague school children are verrucas. They lurk on warm changing room floors and spread very easily.
To avoid picking up other peoples' spores, wear flip flops which act as a physical barrier to infection and offer protection against verrucas as well.
Q My daughter has developed several verrucas on her feet, which cause her pain when she walks.
Verrucas are just warts on the soles of feet and although they're unsightly, they're harmless.