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Origin of caruncle
OTHER WORDS FROM caruncleca·run·cu·lar [kuh-ruhng-kyuh-ler], /kəˈrʌŋ kyə lər/, ca·run·cu·lous, adjective
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How to use caruncle in a sentence
A urethral caruncle is a bright red, tender tumour, usually on the posterior portion of the urethral orifice.
The latter operation consists in excising a wedge-shaped piece of the posterior wall of the urethra containing the caruncle.
Retraction of the caruncle is best avoided by closing the conjunctival wound with a stitch, and thus pulling the caruncle forward.
A short and thickish appendage at or close to the hilum in certain seeds is called a Caruncle or Strophiole (Fig. 419).The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
Did you ever hear of the caruncle on the head of the turkey?Cornell Nature-Study Leaflets|Various