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wart

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Noun

CIDE DICTIONARY

wartn. [OE. werte, AS. wearte; akin to D. wrat, G. warze, OHG. warza, Icel. varta, Sw. vårta, Dan. vorte; perh. orig., a growth, and akin to E. wort; or cf. L. verruca wart.].
  •  A small, usually hard, tumor on the skin formed by enlargement of its vascular papillæ, and thickening of the epidermis which covers them.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An excrescence or protuberance more or less resembling a true wart; specifically (Bot.), a glandular excrescence or hardened protuberance on plants.  [1913 Webster]
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 (Zoöl.), 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).

OXFORD DICTIONARY

wart, 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.

Idiom
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.
Derivative
warty adj.
Etymology
OE wearte f. Gmc

THESAURUS

wart

Lilliputian, Tom Thumb, bantam, banty, benign tumor, bilge, birthmark, blackhead, blain, bleb, blemish, blister, blob, boss, bow, brownie, bubble, bulb, bulge, bulla, bump, bunch, burl, button, cahot, callosity, callus, cancer, carcinoma, check, chine, chit, cicatrix, clump, comedo, condyle, convex, corn, crack, crater, craze, cyst, defacement, defect, deformation, deformity, diminutive, disfiguration, disfigurement, distortion, dowel, dwarf, ear, elf, excrescence, fault, featherweight, fingerling, flange, flap, flaw, freckle, fungosity, fungus, gall, gnarl, gnome, growth, handle, hemangioma, hickey, hill, homunculus, hump, hunch, intumescence, jog, joggle, keloid, kink, knob, knot, knur, knurl, lentigo, lightweight, lip, loop, lump, malignant growth, manikin, metastatic tumor, midge, midget, milium, mini, minikin, minnow, minny, mole, morbid growth, mountain, mouse, needle scar, neoplasm, nevus, nonmalignant tumor, nub, nubbin, nubble, outgrowth, papilloma, peewee, peg, pimple, pip-squeak, pit, pock, pockmark, pony, port-wine mark, port-wine stain, proud flesh, pustule, pygmy, rib, ridge, rift, ring, runt, sarcoma, scab, scar, scratch, sebaceous cyst, shoulder, shrimp, slip, small fry, snip, snippet, spine, split, strawberry mark, stud, sty, style, tab, tit, track, tubercle, tubercule, tumor, twist, verruca, vesicle, wale, warp, weal, welt, wen, whitehead, wisp

ROGET THESAURUS

wart

Convexity

N convexity, prominence, projection, swelling, gibbosity, bilge, bulge, protuberance, protrusion, camber, cahot, thank-ye-ma'am, swell, intumescence, tumour, tumor, tubercle, tuberosity, excrescence, hump, hunch, bunch, boss, embossment, hub, hubble, tooth, knob, elbow, process, apophysis, condyle, bulb, node, nodule, nodosity, tongue, dorsum, bump, clump, sugar loaf, bow, mamelon, molar, belly, corporation, pot belly, gut, withers, back, shoulder, lip, flange, pimple, zit, wen, wheel, papula, pustule, pock, proud flesh, growth, sarcoma, caruncle, corn, wart, pappiloma, furuncle, polypus, fungus, fungosity, exostosis, bleb, blister, blain, boil, airbubble, blob, papule, verruca, papilla, nipple, teat, tit, titty, boob, knocker, pap, breast, dug, mammilla, proboscis, nose, neb, beak, snout, nozzle, schnoz, peg, button, stud, ridge, rib, jutty, trunnion, snag, cupola, dome, arch, balcony, eaves, pilaster, relief, relievo, cameo, bassorilievo, mezzorilevo, altorivievo, low relief, bas relief, high relief, hill, cape, promontory, mull, forehead, foreland, point of land, mole, jetty, hummock, ledge, spur, naze, ness, convex, prominent, protuberant, projecting, bossed, embossed, bossy, nodular, bunchy, clavate, clavated, claviform, hummocky, moutonne, mammiliform, papulous, papilose, hemispheric, bulbous, bowed, arched, bold, bellied, tuberous, tuberculous, tumous, cornute, odontoid, lentiform, lenticular, gibbous, club shaped, hubby, hubbly, knobby, papillose, saddle-shaped, selliform, subclavate, torose, ventricose, verrucose, salient, in relief, raised, repousse, bloated, (expanded).


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