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caruncle


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caruncle  \Car"un*cle\,  Caruncula  \Ca*run"cu*la\,  n.  [L. 
  caruncula  a  little  piece  of  flesh,  dim.  of  caro  flesh.] 
  1.  (Anat.)  A  small  fleshy  prominence  or  excrescence; 
  especially  the  small  reddish  body,  the  caruncula 
  lacrymalis  in  the  inner  angle  of  the  eye. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  An  excrescence  or  appendage  surrounding  or  near  the 
  hilum  of  a  seed. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  naked,  flesh  appendage,  on  the  head  of  a 
  bird,  as  the  wattles  of  a  turkey,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  caruncle 
  n  :  an  outgrowth  on  a  plant  or  animal  such  as  a  fowl's  wattle  or 
  a  protuberance  near  the  hilum  of  certain  seeds  [syn:  {caruncula}] 




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