Definition of condyloma in English:

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condyloma

Pronunciation: /ˌkɒndɪˈləʊmə/

noun (plural condylomas or condylomata /ˌkɒndɪˈləʊmətə/)

Medicine
A raised growth on the skin resembling a wart, typically in the genital region, caused by viral infection or syphilis and transmissible by contact.
Example sentences
  • The finding of genital warts or condylomata acuminata in a child older than two years who gives no history of sexual contact is listed in my revised classification scale as indicating ‘possible’ abuse.
  • Genital warts, also known as condylomata acuminata or venereal warts, are one of the most common types of sexually transmitted diseases.
  • They cause localized hyperproliferations manifested most commonly as skin warts or as mucosal condylomata.

Derivatives

condylomatous

adjective
Example sentences
  • She had a history of condylomatous atypia on Papanicolaou test, which was confirmed by cervical biopsy.
  • Extensive condylomatous or in situ lesions are amenable to treatment with wide local excision or laser therapy.
  • By the end of two weeks all the condylomatous growth had disappeared.

Origin

Late Middle English: via Latin from Greek kondulōma 'callous lump', from kondulos 'knuckle'.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: con|dyl|oma

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