Retraction of the caruncle is best avoided by closing the conjunctival wound with a stitch, and thus pulling the caruncle forward.
The seeds cannot be carried so well unless this ridge, caruncle, be present.
Below A is seen a small conical elevation, with black dots (the lacrymal papilla or caruncle).
caruncle: a soft, naked, fleshy excrescence or protuberance.
Almost every caruncle present after 50 days could be flicked off easily with a probe or fingernail.
Did you ever hear of the caruncle on the head of the turkey?
The caruncle remains on the beak for a variable length of time, but never is present in the spring following hatching.
caruncle, kar-unk′l, n. a small fleshy excrescence, as the wattles of the turkey-cock.
A short and thickish appendage at or close to the hilum in certain seeds is called a caruncle or Strophiole (Fig. 419).
The latter operation consists in excising a wedge-shaped piece of the posterior wall of the urethra containing the caruncle.
caruncle ca·run·cle (kə-rŭng'kəl, kār'ŭng'-)
A fleshy, naked outgrowth.