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 (kə-rŭng′kəl, kăr′ŭng′-)
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.
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Adj.1.caruncular - resembling a caruncle
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When seeds are produced, the caruncular appendage aids the seed in traveling long distances via wind dispersal (Zhang et al., 2014).
The conjunctivae were hyperemic, and chemosis and caruncular edema were apparent in the right eye.
Previous work revealed that estrogens and progesterone receptors were expressed in trophoblast and caruncular epithelium and suggested that E2 and P4 are important factors controlling caruncular growth, differentiation, and function [18].
Utero-placental tissues (caruncular, CAR; intercaruncular endometrium, ICAR; and fetal membranes, FM [chorioallantois, d 22 and later]) were collected from the uterine horn of pregnancy immediately following ovariohysterectomy.
In vitro response to oxytocin and interferon-in bovine endometrial cells from caruncular and inter-caruncular areas.
Placenta plays vital role during pregnancy and its process of seperation starts many days before parturition and depends on dilatation of maternal caruncular crypts and shrinking of foetal chorionic villi.
Carney's complex is the term used if myxomas are associated with spotty pigmentation and endocrine overactivity.3 Ophthalmic manifestations of Carney's complex are eyelid lentigines, conjunctival or caruncular pigmentation and eyelid myxoma.4 Solitary myxomas are frequently noted in skeletal and cardiac muscle, intestine, conjunctiva and subcutaneous tissue.5 Eyelid myxomas are reported to occur in 10% of cases with Carney's complex and are usually associated with cardiac myxomas and isolated eyelid myxomas are very
More recently another conjunctival CH arising from caruncular region over the bulbar conjunctiva was reported (3).The case reported by us was also arising from bulbar conjunctiva near inner canthus but its uniqueness lies in its bilobed appearance and its association with orbital CH.