Sexual Dictionary - letter W

Wart
a raised growth on the surface of the skin caused by the Human Papilloma Virus.
Also called verruca.
Western Blot
a test for detecting the specific antibodies to HIV infection in a person's blood. It commonly is used to double-check positive ELISA tests. A Western Blot test is more reliable that the ELISA, but it is harder to do and costs more money.
White blood cell
any of various blood cells that have a nucleus and cytoplasm, separate into a thin white layer when whole blood is centrifuged, and help protect the body from infection and disease.
Also called leukocyte.
Whitehead
an acne lesion caused by the retention of secretions of a sebaceous gland.
Womb
see uterus.