- [Med] A small, usually hard, tumor on the skin formed by enlargement of its vascular papillæ, and thickening of the epidermis which covers them.
- An excrescence or protuberance more or less resembling a true wart; specifically [Bot] , a glandular excrescence or hardened protuberance on plants.
Etymology: OE. werte, AS. wearte; akin to D. wrat, G. warze, OHG. warza, Icel. varta, Sw. vårta, Dan. vorte; perh. orig., a growth, and akin to E. wort; or cf. L. verruca wart