What does caruncle mean?

caruncle meaning in General Dictionary

A small fleshy prominence or excrescence particularly the small reddish body the caruncula lacrymalis into the inner direction associated with attention

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  • an outgrowth on a plant or animal such as for example a fowl's wattle or a protuberance close to the hilum of particular seeds
  • Alt. of Caruncula

Sentence Examples with the word caruncle

The head and neck are destitute of feathers, and the former, which is much flattened above, is in the male crowned with a caruncle or comb, while the skin of the latter in the same sex lies in folds, forming a wattle.

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