Meaning of “HPV” in the English Dictionary

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"HPV" in British English

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HPVnoun [ 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.

(Definition of “HPV” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)