Car"un*cle (?), 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. Zool.

A naked, flesh appendage, on the head of a bird, as the wattles of a turkey, etc.

 

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