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Meaning of WART

Pronunciation:  wort

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (pathology) a firm abnormal elevated blemish on the skin; caused by a virus
  2. [n]  any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)

WART is a 4 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: verruca
 See Also: blemish, bulge, bump, common wart, condyloma acuminatum, defect, excrescence, extrusion, genital wart, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, juvenile wart, keratosis, plantar wart, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, venereal wart, verruca acuminata



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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
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.

{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

Computing Dictionary

A small, crocky feature that sticks out of an otherwise clean design. Something conspicuous for localised ugliness, especially a special-case exception to a general rule. For example, in some versions of "csh(1)", single quotes literalise every character inside them except "!". In ANSI C, the "?" syntax used for obtaining ASCII characters in a foreign environment is a wart. See also miswart.

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Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A raised growth on the surface of the skin or other organ.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you or someone have a wart, suggests that you need to learn to acknowledge the beauty in you. The dream indicates that you may be self-punishing yourself and unwilling to forgive yourself.
Biology Dictionary
  1. An epidermal tumor of viral origin.
  2. A wart is a skin or mucosal growth that is caused by infection with human papillomaviruses. In AIDS, wart-like lesions could be caused by varicella-zoster virus (the same virus for chickenpox). Wart is treated with surgical excision, liquid nitrogen freeze-thaw cycles, salicylic acid, laser, or cauterization. Genital warts are a sexually transmitted disease and require barrier methods to prevent their transmission.