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human papillomavirus


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various genera of papillomaviruses that cause cutaneous and genital warts in humans, with some strains associated with cervical, anogenital, or laryngeal carcinomas.

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  • noun A virus that affects humans, sometimes causing cervical or other cancer; it is sometimes classified as a sexually transmitted disease.


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