caruncle definition

  • noun:
    • Biology A fleshy naked outgrowth, particularly a fowl's wattles.
    • Botany An outgrowth or appendage at or close to the hilum of particular seeds, since the castor-oil plant.
    • a tiny, fleshy excrescence this is certainly a normal section of an animal's physiology
    • an equivalent excrescence close to the hilum of some seeds
    • A small fleshy importance or excrescence; particularly the small, reddish body, the caruncula lacrymalis, into the inner position associated with the attention.
    • An excrescence or appendage surrounding or near the hilum of a seed.
    • A naked, skin appendage, on the head of a bird, whilst the wattles of a turkey, etc.
    • a little fleshy excrescence, either all-natural or morbid. Especially
    • In ornithology, a fleshy excrescence on head of a bird, given that brush or one of many wattles of a hen.
    • In botany, a protuberance surrounding the hilum of a seed. Strictly, its an outgrowth of the micropyle, or external orifice of the ovule.
    • In entomology, a naked, pretty much curved, fleshy height associated with surface, particularly from the human anatomy of a caterpillar or any other insect-larva.
    • a tiny horny protuberance, within tip of a new bird's beak, which serves to-break the egg-shell during hatching: same as egg-tooth.
    • A peculiar leaf-like sense-organ located on the dorsal side of the sections at the anterior end of certain polychætous annelids, particularly those belonging to the family members Amphinomidæ.
    • an outgrowth on a plant or animal such as a fowl's wattle or a protuberance near the hilum of specific seeds

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