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English definition of “HPV”

HPV

noun [U] uk   /ˌeɪtʃ.piːˈviː/ us    /ˈeɪtʃˌpiːˈviː/ specialized
abbreviation for human papilloma virus: a large group of viruses, some of which can cause warts (= small hard lumps) in the genital areas: HPV causes anogenital warts, one of the most common sexually acquired infections.
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