noun, plural ver·ru·cae [vuhroo-see, ve-] /vəˈru si, vɛ-/.

  1. Medicine/Medical. a wart.
  2. Zoology. a small, flattish, wartlike prominence.

noun plural -cae (-siː) or -cas

  1. pathol a wart, esp one growing on the hand or foot
  2. biology a wartlike outgrowth, as in certain plants or on the skin of some animals

1560s, from Latin verruca “wart” (see vary).

n. pl. ver•ru•cae (-kē)

  1. wart

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