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caruncle

 [kar´ung-k'l]
a small fleshy eminence, often abnormal.
hymenal c's small elevations of mucous membrane around the vaginal opening, being relics of the ruptured hymen; called also myrtiform caruncles.
lacrimal caruncle the red eminence at the medial angle of the eye.
myrtiform c's hymenal caruncles.
sublingual caruncle an eminence on either side of the frenulum of the tongue (frenulum linguae), on which the major duct of the sublingual gland and the duct of the submandibular gland open.
urethral caruncle a small, polyploid, red growth on the mucous membrane of the female urinary meatus, sometimes causing difficulty in urination.

ca·run·cle

(kar'ŭng-kil), [TA]
A small, fleshy protuberance, or any structure suggesting such a shape.
Synonym(s): caruncula (1) [TA]

caruncle

(kə-rŭng′kəl, kăr′ŭng′-)
n.
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.

ca·run′cu·lar (-kyə-lər) adj.
ca·run′cu·late (-lĭt, -lāt′), ca·run′cu·lat′ed (-lā′tĭd) adj.

caruncle

Anatomy A fleshy bump of mucocutaneous tissue–eg, the carunculae hymenales, the residua of a torn hymen; carucula lacrimalis, the reddish bump on the medial angle of the eye; carunculae sublinguaes, the bumps on either side of the frenulum, at the tops of which are the orifices of the sublingual salivary gland

ca·run·cu·la

, pl. carunculae (kă-rŭng'kyū-lă, -lē) [TA]
A small, fleshy protuberance, or similarly shaped structure.
Synonym(s): caruncle.
[L. a small fleshy mass, fr. caro, flesh]

caruncle

1. A small fleshy protuberance which may be normal or abnormal depending on its location.
2. The small body at the inner corner of each eye.

caruncle

  1. a small, fleshy swelling, such as the lacrimal caruncle which is the red prominance at the inner corner of the eye.
  2. a wart-like growth present on the seeds of some ANGIOSPERMS, such as the castor oil plant, near to the MICROPYLE. The seed caruncle has two functions:
  3. to aid imbibition of water during germination;
  4. to make the seed more attractive to birds and thus aid in dispersal.

ca·run·cle

(kar'ŭng-kĕl) [TA]
Small, fleshy protuberance.
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Here, we report a 4-year-old girl presented to us as premature menarche due to a urethral caruncle.
When a stag is feeling particularly amorous the caruncles and snood become a very bright red, or blue, making them attractive to the hen.
Hydrallantois could usually be associated with a diseased uterus in which most of caruncles in one horn were affected, become not functional and atrophied rest of the placentomes in other horn were enlarged, edematous and possibly diseased (Roberts, 1971).
Urethral caruncles are the most common urethral disease among females.
Regarding the fixing in the sublingual surface (ventral) of the tongue and floor of mouth, in relation to the normal frenulum, predominated in the fixation in the middle third/sublingual caruncles (28%).
Then uterus was explored and incision was given at gravid horn over greater curvature saving caruncles. A live male foetus was removed by applying traction (Fig.
Manual removal is only attempted after 18-24 hours of calving under aseptic condition, not exceeding 10 minutes, without injury to maternal caruncles. On attempt, gently squeeze base of maternal caruncle so as to open crypts on its convexity, the thumb is lightly passed over periphery of caruncle in order to complete the separation of released villi.
To locate caruncles, the transducer was placed as to that for uterus.
The placental cotyledons were attached to maternal caruncles and mild to severe bleeding were noticed.