Caruncle meaning

kə-rŭngkəl, kărŭng-
(botany) An outgrowth or appendage at or near the hilum of certain seeds, as of the castor-oil plant.
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(biology) A fleshy naked outgrowth, such as a fowl's wattles.
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An outgrowth of flesh, as the comb and wattles of a fowl.
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An outgrowth of an outer seed coat at or near the hilum.
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(biology) A fleshy naked outgrowth, such as a fowl's wattles.
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(botany) An outgrowth or appendage at or near the hilum of certain seeds, as of the castor-oil plant.
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A small, fleshy excrescence that is a normal part of an animal's anatomy.
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A similar excrescence near the hilum of some seeds.
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Origin of caruncle

  • Obsolete French caruncule from Latin caruncula diminutive of carō flesh sker-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin caruncula (“wart”).

    From Wiktionary