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wart


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wart  \Wart\,  n.  [OE.  werte,  AS  wearte;  akin  to  D.  wrat,  G. 
  warze,  OHG.  warza,  Icel.  varta,  Sw  v[*a]rta,  Dan.  vorte; 
  perh.  orig.,  a  growth,  and  akin  to  E.  wort;  or  cf  L.  verruca 
  wart.] 
  1.  (Med.)  A  small  usually  hard,  tumor  on  the  skin  formed  by 
  enlargement  of  its  vascular  papill[ae],  and  thickening  of 
  the  epidermis  which  covers  them 
 
  2.  An  excrescence  or  protuberance  more  or  less  resembling  a 
  true  wart;  specifically  (Bot.),  a  glandular  excrescence  or 
  hardened  protuberance  on  plants. 
 
  {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}  (Zo["o]l.),  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}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  wart 
  n  1:  any  small  rounded  protuberance  (as  on  certain  plants  or 
  animals) 
  2:  (pathology)  a  firm  abnormal  elevated  blemish  on  the  skin; 
  caused  by  a  virus  [syn:  {verruca}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  wart  n.  A  small  {crock}y  {feature}  that  sticks  out  of  an 
  otherwise  {clean}  design.  Something  conspicuous  for  localized  ugliness, 
  especially  a  special-case  exception  to  a  general  rule  For  example, 
  in  some  versions  of  `csh(1)',  single  quotes  literalize  every  character 
  inside  them  except  `!'.  In  ANSI  C,  the  `??'  syntax  used  for  obtaining 
  ASCII  characters  in  a  foreign  environment  is  a  wart.  See  also  {miswart}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  wart 
 
  A  small  {crock}y  {feature}  that  sticks  out  of  an  otherwise 
  {clean}  design.  Something  conspicuous  for  localised  ugliness, 
  especially  a  special-case  exception  to  a  general  rule  For 
  example,  in  some  versions  of  "csh(1)",  single  quotes 
  literalise  every  character  inside  them  except  "!".  In  ANSI  C, 
  the  "?"  syntax  used  for  obtaining  ASCII  characters  in  a 
  foreign  environment  is  a  wart.  See  also  {miswart}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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