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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
a small reddish body at the medial angle of the eye, containing modified sebaceous and sweat glands.
Synonym(s): caruncula lacrimalis [TA]
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lac·ri·mal ca·run·cle(lak'ri-măl kar'ŭng-kĕl) [TA]
A small reddish body at the medial angle of the eye, containing modified sebaceous and sweat glands.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
A small pink fleshy structure situated in the inner canthus.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann