ca·run·cle (kə-rŭngkəl, kărŭng′-)
1. Biology A fleshy naked outgrowth, such as a fowl's wattles.
2. Botany An outgrowth or appendage at or near the hilum of certain seeds, as of the castor-oil plant.
[Obsolete French caruncule, from Latin caruncula, diminutive of carō, flesh; see sker-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
ca·runcu·lar (-kyə-lər) adj.
ca·runcu·late (-lĭt, -lāt′), ca·runcu·lat′ed (-lā′tĭd) adj.
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