Definition of human papillomavirus in English:

human papillomavirus

Syllabification: hu·man pap·il·lo·ma·vi·rus
Pronunciation: /ˌ(h)yo͞omən ˌpapəˈlōməˌvīrəs


  • A virus with subtypes that cause diseases in humans ranging from common warts to cervical cancer.
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    • There are over 70 different subtypes of the human papilloma virus responsible for warts.
    • The vaccine immunizes against the human papilloma virus, or HPV, which is the primary cause of cervical cancer.
    • Warts are caused by different strains of the human papilloma virus.

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