A local growth of the epidermis caused by a virus.

The virus of warts (a papillomavirus) is transmitted by contact. The contact can be with a wart on someone else or one on oneself (autoinoculation).

The medical name for a wart is verruca, the Latin for wart.

A common wart is a verruca vulgaris.

A wart in medicine is also sometimes called verruga, Spanish for wart.

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