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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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Beaked groups like birds and turtles have caruncles, but snakes and nearly all lizards do not.
2005) reported that hill ewes had larger caruncles in uterus as a result of breed adaptation to cope with poor nutrition during pregnancy thereby increasing the efficiency with which nutrients are transferred to the fetus.
He tried to get Ellies attention but she was petting one of the gobblettas with purple caruncles and acted as if she didn't hear him.
Influence of number of size of caruncles (placental cotyledons) in the cow on the vitality of new born calves.
The hypo-estrogenic state of postmenopausal women, for instance, predisposes them to developing urethral caruncles.
Urethral narrowing caused by atrophy of urogenital tissue in the older female and urethral caruncles may also lead to voiding dysfunction.
Uterine involution involves the contraction of the uterus, sloughing of the caruncles and regeneration of the endometrium (Gier and Marion, 1968).
1977) pointed out that, as the number of fetuses increases, the number of caruncles attached to each foetus decrease thus resulting in the reduction of feed supply to the foetus and hence the birth weight of those lambs decreases in multiple births.
Personal notes: large, quiet duck available in a wide variety of colors; meat flavor is strong; many people find the red facial caruncles unattractive, but they are beloved for their puppy-like personalities.
Finally, through the deep green tapestry, I could just make out a pale blue head covered with mango-colored caruncles bobbing up and down in stride.
Not everyone finds the caruncles of Muscovy ducks attractive, but they are a conversation point.