Definition of papillomavirus in English:


Syllabification: pap·il·lo·ma·vi·rus
Pronunciation: /ˌpapiˈlōməˌvīrəs


  • Any of a group of DNA viruses that cause the formation of papillomas or warts.
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    • Nearly every woman who contracts cancer of the cervix is also infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV).
    • Her Papanicolaou test revealed a lowgrade squamous intraepithelial lesion suggestive of human papillomavirus, with subsequent biopsy confirmation.
    • Common, plantar, or flat warts are cutaneous manifestations of the human papillomavirus.

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