Meaning of caruncle

car•un•cle

Pronunciation: (kar'ung-kul, ku-rung'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a protuberance at or surrounding the hilum of a seed.
  2. a fleshy excrescence, as on the head of a bird; a fowl's comb.
  3. a small, fleshy growth.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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