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Meaning of CARUNCLE

Pronunciation:  'karungkul

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an outgrowth on a plant or animal such as a fowl's wattle or a protuberance near the hilum of certain seeds

CARUNCLE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: caruncula
 See Also: appendage, comb, lappet, outgrowth, process, wattle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Biology Dictionary
  1. A caruncle is a small red fleshy swelling.
  2. An outgrowth of a seed coat, near the hilum.