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human papillomavirus Line breaks: human pap¦il¦loma|virus

Definition of human papillomavirus in English:


A virus with subtypes that cause diseases in humans ranging from common warts to cervical cancer.
Example sentences
  • 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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