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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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Urinary incontinence, urinary tract infection, and urethral caruncle were common ailments in lower urinary tract diseases.
The protuberant base has been described as a horseshoe, circular torus, callus-ring, caruncle, basal constricted zone, or elaiosome.
In the developing embryo, the beak originates near the caruncle and then gradually expands backward.
5 mm posterior to the medial commissure at the junction between the caruncle and plica semilunaris.
Diagnosis: The body is elongate and the caruncle is much longer than wide with a smooth dorsum which overlaps its crenulated lateral surface.
Miscellaneous diagnoses with OABSS [greater than or equal to]8 (N=27) Urethrovaginal fistula 1 Urethral caruncle 3 Urethral mesh sling 7 Bladder cancer 4 Vesicovaginal fistula 1 Pubovaginal sling 4 Urethral diverticulum 2 Periurethral mass 1 Mesh erosion 2 Bladder lipoma 1 Urethral cyst 1 OABSS: overactive bladder symptom score.
Prominent caruncle with a fine dorsal medial sulcus, and 6 to 7 lateral folds that decrease in size from the front to the posterior end; reaches the third or fourth chaetiger segment (Fig.
The differential diagnosis includes malignancy, condylomas, and urethral caruncle, the latter can be differentiated by the lack of circumferential urethral involvement.
Shields et al recently reported their experience in 60 cases; the upper eyelid was involved in 75% of cases, lower eyelid in 22%, caruncle 2%, and bulbar conjunctive in 2%.
The seeds are 4-5 mm in diameter, dark green to grey-black, rounded with conspicuous caruncle (Irvine, 1969).
The plica semilunaris and caruncle are also considered to be part of the conjunctiva.