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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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Caruncle, kar-unk′l, n. a small fleshy excrescence, as the wattles of the turkey-cock.
Caruncle: a soft, naked, fleshy excrescence or protuberance.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
The seeds cannot be carried so well unless this ridge, caruncle, be present.Seed Dispersal|William J. Beal
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
The latter operation consists in excising a wedge-shaped piece of the posterior wall of the urethra containing the caruncle.