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ca·run·cle

 (kə-rŭng′kəl, kăr′ŭng′-)
n.
1. Biology A fleshy naked outgrowth, such as a fowl's wattles.
2. Botany An outgrowth or appendage at or near the hilum of certain seeds, as of the castor-oil plant.

[Obsolete French caruncule, from Latin caruncula, diminutive of carō, flesh; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

ca·run′cu·lar (-kyə-lər) adj.
ca·run′cu·late (-lĭt, -lāt′), ca·run′cu·lat′ed (-lā′tĭd) adj.

caruncle

(ˈkærəŋkəl; kəˈrʌŋ-)
n
1. (Zoology) a fleshy outgrowth on the heads of certain birds, such as a cock's comb
2. (Botany) an outgrowth near the hilum on the seeds of some plants
3. (Pathology) any small fleshy mass in or on the body, either natural or abnormal
[C17: from obsolete French caruncule, from Latin caruncula a small piece of flesh, from carō flesh]
caruncular, caˈrunculous adj
carunculate, caˈruncuˌlated adj

car•un•cle

(ˈkær ʌŋ kəl, kəˈrʌŋ-)

n.
1. a protuberance at or surrounding the hilum of a seed.
2. a fleshy excrescence, as on the head of a bird; a fowl's comb.
[1605–15; < Latin caruncula small piece of flesh, diminutive of carō, s. carn- flesh; for suffix, see carbuncle]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.caruncle - an outgrowth on a plant or animal such as a fowl's wattle or a protuberance near the hilum of certain seedscaruncle - an outgrowth on a plant or animal such as a fowl's wattle or a protuberance near the hilum of certain seeds
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
lappet, wattle - a fleshy wrinkled and often brightly colored fold of skin hanging from the neck or throat of certain birds (chickens and turkeys) or lizards
Translations

ca·run·cle

n. carúncula, pequeña irritación de la piel;
urethral ___uretral.
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The plica semilunaris and caruncle are also considered to be part of the conjunctiva.
The differential diagnosis for these lesions is extensive and includes urethral caruncle, urethral prolapse, urethral diverticulum, periurethral gland abscesses and, of most concern, urethral carcinoma.
Other traits such as the indication of the lacrimal caruncle and/or the external commissure; the presence of a prominent crest and a forelock mane; a prolongation of the mandible at the rear of the head, going up to the ears in some cases; the presence of invasive hatching on the jaw and the cheek to indicate the facial coat; and the conventional delimitation of the mane by a double outline were also taken as potential markers of groups of artists.
Primary malignant melanoma mimicking urethral caruncle.
The caruncle on the nasal canthus contains both conjunctival and cutaneous structures and tumours can be of skin or mucosal origin.
Prostomium bifid, with caruncle extending to posterior margin of chaetiger 3; no occipital tentacle; no eyes; no pigmentation (Fig.
1,2) These lesions most commonly arise in the bulbar conjunctiva, caruncle, or plica semilunaris.
Sebaceous gland carcinoma (SGC) is a highly malignant and potentially lethal tumor that arises from meibomian glands of the tarsal plate, from glands of Zeis or from sebaceous glands of the caruncle, eye brow or facial skin (1).
Whole placentomes (the part of the placenta where nutrient exchange occurs between the fetus and dam), were collected at day 75 of gestation and separated into fetal cotyledon (COT) and maternal caruncle (CAR) tissues.
Her medical history was remarkable for an uncomplicated urethral caruncle excision 12 years prior.
Symptoms and signs of GO Symptoms Signs Excessive lacrimation Palpebral edema Burning sensation Palpebral hyperemia Gritty sensation Increased palpebral width Spontaneous ocular pain Lid retraction Ocular pain with eye movements Edema of the caruncle Photophobia Conjunctival hyperemia Diplopia Chemosis Blurred vision Lagophtalmos Sight loss Proptosis Increased intra-ocular pressure Restriction of eye movements Kerititis and corneal ulcers Optic neuropathy
Galdos's sketch of the bird--with the visible crest, the caruncle, and even the threatening appearance--matches up well with the textual description: