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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The fetal membranes were detached manually with fingertips from maternal caruncles avoiding bleeding.
The uterine prolapse is commonly occurs in ruminants and rare in companion animals, normally during third stage of labour at a time when fetus has been expelled and fetal cotyledons has separated from the maternal caruncles (Noakes et al., 2009).Within few minutes to few hours of delivery of new born the post partum uterine prolapse may occur in which uterus is everted out and found hanging down from vulva to hock (Hanie, 2006).
It normally occurs during third stage of labour at a time when fetus has parturated and fetal cotyledons have separated from maternal caruncles (Noakes et al., 2009).

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