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Wart definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

WART, n. Waurt. [G.]
1. A hard excrescence on the skin of animals, which is covered with the production of the cuticle. In horses, warts are spungy excrescences on the hinder pasterns, which suppurate.
2. A protuberance on trees.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)
2: an imperfection in someone or something that is suggestive of a wart (especially in smallness or unattractiveness)
3: (pathology) a firm abnormal elevated blemish on the skin; caused by a virus [syn: wart, verruca]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English wearte; akin to Old High German warza wart, Old Church Slavic vr?d? injury Date: before 12th century 1. a. a horny projection on the skin usually of the extremities that is caused by any of several papillomaviruses called also verruca vulgaris b. any of numerous similar skin lesions 2. an excrescence or protuberance resembling a true wart; especially a glandular excrescence or hardened protuberance on a plant 3. a. one that suggests a wart especially in smallness, unpleasantness, or unattractiveness b. defect, imperfection often used in the phrase warts and all warted adjective wartless adjective warty adjective

Britannica Concise

Well-defined small growth on the skin, usually caused by a papillomavirus, which triggers overproduction of epidermal cells. This may lead to a single long-standing wart, profuse local spread (especially in moist areas), or warts in various parts of the body. The most common type is a round bump with a dry, rough surface. Warts are usually painless except in pressure areas, such as the sole of the foot (plantar wart). Genital warts are merely a nuisance unless they become large or numerous enough to interfere with urination, defecation, or childbirth, but some viral strains are associated with cancer. Warts are considered contagious. Treatment to remove warts includes applying acids or subfreezing chemicals (cryotherapy), or surgery; they sometimes disappear spontaneously.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a small hardish roundish growth on the skin caused by a virus-induced abnormal growth of papillae and thickening of the epidermis. 2 a protuberance on the skin of an animal, surface of a plant, etc. 3 colloq. an objectionable person. Phrases and idioms: wart-hog an African wild pig of the genus Phacochoerus, with a large head and warty lumps on its face, and large curved tusks. warts and all colloq. with no attempt to conceal blemishes or inadequacies. Derivatives: warty adj. Etymology: OE wearte f. Gmc

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Wart Wart, n. [OE. werte, AS. wearte; akin to D. wrat, G. warze, OHG. warza, Icel. varta, Sw. v[*a]rta, Dan. vorte; perh. orig., a growth, and akin to E. wort; or cf. L. verruca wart.] 1. (Med.) A small, usually hard, tumor on the skin formed by enlargement of its vascular papill[ae], and thickening of the epidermis which covers them. 2. An excrescence or protuberance more or less resembling a true wart; specifically (Bot.), a glandular excrescence or hardened protuberance on plants. Fig wart, Moist wart (Med.), a soft, bright red, pointed or tufted tumor found about the genitals, often massed into groups of large size. It is a variety of condyloma. Called also pointed wart, venereal wart. --L. A. Duhring. Wart cress (Bot.), the swine's cress. See under Swine. Wart snake (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of East Indian colubrine snakes of the genus Acrochordus, having the body covered with wartlike tubercles or spinose scales, and lacking cephalic plates and ventral scutes. Wart spurge (Bot.), a kind of wartwort (Euphorbia Helioscopia).

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(warts) A wart is a small lump which grows on your skin. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Morbid excrescence, fungous growth.

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