Caruncle: a soft, naked, fleshy excrescence or protuberance.
The seeds cannot be carried so well unless this ridge, caruncle, be present.
Did you ever hear of the caruncle on the head of the turkey?
Caruncle, kar-unk′l, n. a small fleshy excrescence, as the wattles of the turkey-cock.
The role of the caruncle in opening the shell seems to vary among different species of turtles.
Almost every caruncle present after 50 days could be flicked off easily with a probe or fingernail.
The caruncle remains on the beak for a variable length of time, but never is present in the spring following hatching.
Below A is seen a small conical elevation, with black dots (the lacrymal papilla or caruncle).
The latter operation consists in excising a wedge-shaped piece of the posterior wall of the urethra containing the caruncle.
Retraction of the caruncle is best avoided by closing the conjunctival wound with a stitch, and thus pulling the caruncle forward.