- n. Plural form of caruncle.
“Much of this is covered in "caruncles," which superficially resemble warty outgrowths.”
“His caruncles at the base of his neck can turn such a vivid red that they look artificial.”
“His caruncles were candied apple red and had a sky blue section on his head and a bright white head crown.”
“It figures that the caruncles, snood and wattle have evolved as display structures.”
“Male turkeys - called stags - famously display a distensible frontal process, or snood, fleshy polyp-like lumps called caruncles, and a dewlap that extends from the lower jaw to the neck.”
“But the whole bone of the head, with the exception of a small portion of the uppermost and lowermost portions of it, is like a sponge; and the bone has in it many juicy substances, like caruncles; and if one will rub them with the fingers, some blood will issue from them.”
“[In Latin, _carunculæ myrtiformes_, which means in English myrtleberry-shaped caruncles; caruncle is a small fleshy elevation; derived from _caro_, which in Latin means flesh.]”
“The remains of the hymen after it is ruptured shrink and form little elevations which can be easily felt; they are known as caruncles.”
“Sonnini says that in a girl of eight he saw one of these caruncles which was 1/2 inch long, and another on a woman of twenty which was four inches long, and remarks that they seem peculiar only to women of distinct Egyptian origin.”
“Their heads are light blue or gray and their caruncles a faint red or pink similar to a normally colored turkey.”
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