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HPV (countable and uncountable, plural HPVs)

  1. Initialism of human papillomavirus.
    • 2010, Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies, Fourth Estate (2011), page 280:
      Vaccination against some HPV strains can drastically decrease cervical cancer risk.
    • 2023 August 23, “HPV vaccine catch-up programme extended to men up to age 22 who lost out on school jab”, in Independent.ie[1]:
      Men who lost out on the HPV vaccine while in school will now be able to avail of it free up to the age of 22 years under an expanded roll out from next Tuesday.
  2. Initialism of hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction.
  3. Initialism of human-powered vehicle.
  4. (uncountable) Abbreviation of hydrogen peroxide vapor.


  • (hydrogen peroxide vapor): VHP (vaporous hydrogen peroxide)

Related terms[edit]

  • (hydrogen peroxide vapor): HPGP (hydrogen peroxide gas plasma), LHP (liquid hydrogen peroxide), HP (hydrogen peroxide)

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