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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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Un total de 8 cortes por cada utero fueron realizados, cuatro en cada cuerno (dos de la region caruncular y dos de la intercaruncular), uno en la parte anterior del mismo y otro en la mitad posterior.
El mayor valor del ACS correspondio a la zona caruncular al d 14 del CE y el menor en la intercaruncular el dia 0 del CE.
En el d 14 de gestacion, hubo diferencias significativas entre las zonas, siendo el mayor valor promedio para ACS en la zona caruncular, en comparacion con la intercaruncular (P<0,01), TABLA II.
The Inmunocitochemestry revealed for the estrogens receptors inmumnoreactivity positive moderated in the estroma endometrial and very scattered in the glandular epithelium, not being differences between area caruncular and intercaruncular.
La inmunocitoquimica revelo para los receptores de estrogenos, inmumnoreactividad positiva moderada en el estroma endometrial y muy aisladamente en el epitelio glandular, no encontrandose diferencias entre zona caruncular e intercaruncular (Figs.
La mucosa muestra areas que sobresalen a la luz (carunculares) y areas que no lo hacen (intercarunculares).
Cuando predomina la accion estrogenica las areas carunculares se presentan como zonas aglandulares de estroma denso rico en fibroblastos con vasos prominentes.