- /hjumən pæpəˈloʊməvaɪrəs/ (say hyoohmuhn papuh'lohmuhvuyruhs)
any of various sexually-transmitted papillomaviruses in humans, some of which cause genital infections, with one obvious symptom being genital warts.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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