caruncle


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caruncle

[′ka‚rəŋ·kəl]
(anatomy)
Any normal or abnormal fleshy outgrowth, such as the comb and wattles of fowl or the mass in the inner canthus of the eye.
(botany)
A fleshy outgrowth developed from the seed coat near the hilum in some seeds, such as the castor bean.
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Diagnosis: The caruncle is not folded and is hidden by the anterior paleae which have rounded tips, all of which are characteristic of the genus Bhawania.
Such lesions may be multiple and appear in the caruncle or fornix.
In domestic animals dog and cat, the mandibular duct leaves the deep surface of the gland, crossing along the face of the occipitomandibular part of the digastric and styloglossus muscles, and opens at the sublingual caruncle in the mouth, little evident and near the frenulum (ELLENPORT, 1986; SCHALLER et al.
Melanoma involving the caruncle or the forniceal or palpebral conjunctiva is less common.
Galdos's sketch of the bird--with the visible crest, the caruncle, and even the threatening appearance--matches up well with the textual description:
Those that are away from the eyeball in the eyelid, caruncle, or fornix have a bad prognosis.
Placentome--One of many structures in the pregnant uterus of a ruminant that make up the placenta; composed of a caruncle of the uterus and a cotyledon of the fetal membranes.
Position 4 which included the caruncle and embryo axis had the lowest concentration of ricin + RCA (Table 2).
Andean males also have a caruncle, or fleshy comb, on their heads that distinguishes them from females and from California male condors.
If the presumed diagnosis of a thrombosed urethral caruncle was correct, deroofing the caruncle would have been possible in the same instance.
The occurrence of medial corner entropion, hair in caruncle, distichiasis, macula and melanosis corroborates the data published by the "Universities Federation for Animal Welfare" (2011) for the Shih Tzu breed and brachycephalic ocular syndrome.