Human-papillomavirus definition

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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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Any of a group of papillomaviruses causing cutaneous warts and lesions of the oral, anal, and genital mucous membranes in human beings.
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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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A virus of the genus Papillomavirus, certain strains of which cause skin and genital warts in humans or are associated with various cancers, including cancers of the cervix, vagina, and larynx.
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A virus that affects humans, sometimes causing cervical or other cancer; it is sometimes classified as a sexually transmitted disease.
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Noun

Singular:
human-papillomavirus
Plural:
human papillomaviruses