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Human papillomavirus: A family of over 100 viruses including those which cause warts and are transmitted by contact. Some types of human papillomavirus are associated with tumors of the genital tract including, notably, cancer of the cervix. Of the more than 100 types of human papillomaviruses, over 30 types can be...

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