• (noun): A hard rough lump growing on the skin, caused by infection with certain viruses and occurring typically on the hands or feet.
  • (noun): A similar growth or protuberance, as on a plant.
  • (noun): A genital wart.
  • (noun): One that resembles or is likened to a wart, especially in unattractiveness or smallness.
  • (noun): An imperfection; a flaw.
  • (idiom): warts and all Slang All defects and imperfections notwithstanding: They love each other, warts and all.

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  • (noun): (pathology) a firm abnormal elevated blemish on the skin; caused by a virus
  • (noun): an imperfection in someone or something that is suggestive of a wart (especially in smallness or unattractiveness)
  • (noun): any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)

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Warts are typically small, rough, and hard growths that are similar in color to the rest of the skin. They typically do not result in other symptoms, except when on the bottom of the feet where they may be painful. While they usually occur on the hands and feet they can also affect other locations. One or many warts may appear. They are not cancerous.Warts are caused by infection with a type of human papillomavirus (HPV). Factors that increase the risk include use of public showers, working with meat, eczema, and a low immune system. The virus is believed to enter the body through skin that has been damaged slightly. A number of types exist, including common warts, plantar warts, filiform warts, and genital warts. Genital warts are often sexually transmitted.Without treatment, most types of warts resolve in months to years. A number of treatments may speed resolution including salicylic acid applied to the skin and cryotherapy. In those who are otherwise healthy they do not typically result in significant problems. Treatment of genital warts differs from that of other types.Warts are very common, with most people being infected at some point in their lives. The estimated current rate of non-genital warts among the general population is 1–13%. They are more common among young people. Estimated rates of genital warts in sexually active women is 12%. Warts have been described at least as far back as 400 BC by Hippocrates.

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  • At least a genital wart is more sincere than you are ..

  • Until the wonderful day arrives when all electrical adapters come with dainty little plugs and the wall-wart is a thing of the past, every power-strip in the universe should be replaced with one of these.

  • And there at the bottom of the foot, rather where you would imagine a plantar's wart, is Moccasin Bend, the hospital.

  • You have malt, barley, hops and also something called wart (ph), which is all the plant material.

  • The wart was a large one, which, being situated in the centre of Mr. Green's forehead, seemed to be a part of his method to those who were magnetized by his personality or persuaded by his eloquence.

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