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5 definitions found
 for wart
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. (Med.) A small, usually hard, tumor on the skin formed by
        enlargement of its vascular papillae, and thickening of
        the epidermis which covers them.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. An excrescence or protuberance more or less resembling a
        true wart; specifically (Bot.), a glandular excrescence or
        hardened protuberance on plants.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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 (Zool.), 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).
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  wart
      n 1: any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or
           animals)
      2: an imperfection in someone or something that is suggestive of
         a wart (especially in smallness or unattractiveness)
      3: (pathology) a firm abnormal elevated blemish on the skin;
         caused by a virus [syn: wart, verruca]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  163 Moby Thesaurus words for "wart":
     Lilliputian, Tom Thumb, bantam, banty, benign tumor, bilge,
     birthmark, blackhead, blain, bleb, blemish, blister, blob, boss,
     bow, brownie, bubble, bulb, bulge, bulla, bump, bunch, burl,
     button, cahot, callosity, callus, cancer, carcinoma, check, chine,
     chit, cicatrix, clump, comedo, condyle, convex, corn, crack,
     crater, craze, cyst, defacement, defect, deformation, deformity,
     diminutive, disfiguration, disfigurement, distortion, dowel, dwarf,
     ear, elf, excrescence, fault, featherweight, fingerling, flange,
     flap, flaw, freckle, fungosity, fungus, gall, gnarl, gnome, growth,
     handle, hemangioma, hickey, hill, homunculus, hump, hunch,
     intumescence, jog, joggle, keloid, kink, knob, knot, knur, knurl,
     lentigo, lightweight, lip, loop, lump, malignant growth, manikin,
     metastatic tumor, midge, midget, milium, mini, minikin, minnow,
     minny, mole, morbid growth, mountain, mouse, needle scar, neoplasm,
     nevus, nonmalignant tumor, nub, nubbin, nubble, outgrowth,
     papilloma, peewee, peg, pimple, pip-squeak, pit, pock, pockmark,
     pony, port-wine mark, port-wine stain, proud flesh, pustule, pygmy,
     rib, ridge, rift, ring, runt, sarcoma, scab, scar, scratch,
     sebaceous cyst, shoulder, shrimp, slip, small fry, snip, snippet,
     spine, split, strawberry mark, stud, sty, style, tab, tit, track,
     tubercle, tubercule, tumor, twist, verruca, vesicle, wale, warp,
     weal, welt, wen, whitehead, wisp
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  wart
   n.
  
      A small, crocky 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 (18 March 2015) :

  wart
  
     A small, crocky 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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