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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


genital wart  listen  (JEH-nih-tul wort)

  A raised growth on the surface of the genitals caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. The HPV in genital warts is very contagious and can be spread by skin-to-skin contact, usually during oral, anal, or genital sex with an infected partner. Also called condyloma.