carunculous

caruncle

[kar-uhng-kuhl, kuh-ruhng-]
noun
1.
Botany. a protuberance at or surrounding the hilum of a seed.
2.
Zoology. a fleshy excrescence, as on the head of a bird; a fowl's comb.
3.
Anatomy. a small, fleshy growth.

Origin:
1605–15; earlier caruncula < Latin: small piece of flesh, diminutive of carō (genitive carnis) flesh; for suffix, see carbuncle

caruncular [kuh-ruhng-kyuh-ler] , carunculous, adjective
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caruncle (ˈkærəŋkəl, kəˈrʌŋ-)
 
n
1.  a fleshy outgrowth on the heads of certain birds, such as a cock's comb
2.  an outgrowth near the hilum on the seeds of some plants
3.  any small fleshy mass in or on the body, either natural or abnormal
 
[C17: from obsolete French caruncule, from Latin caruncula a small piece of flesh, from carō flesh]
 
caruncular
 
adj
 
ca'runculous
 
adj
 
carunculate
 
adj
 
ca'runculated
 
adj

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caruncle ca·run·cle (kə-rŭng'kəl, kār'ŭng'-)
n.
A fleshy, naked outgrowth.

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