meaning of caruncula

caruncula meaning in General Dictionary

an outgrowth on a plant or pet like a fowl's wattle or a protuberance near the hilum of certain seeds

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  • A small fleshy prominence or excrescence; particularly the little, reddish human anatomy, the caruncula lacrymalis, inside inner direction of a person's eye.
  • An excrescence or appendage surrounding or close to the hilum of a seed.
  • A naked, flesh appendage, from the mind of a bird, because the wattles of a turkey, etc.