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  • n. Plural form of caruncle.


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  • Much of this is covered in "caruncles," which superficially resemble warty outgrowths.

    5 Chicken

  • 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.

    Everyday Enlightenments

  • It figures that the caruncles, snood and wattle have evolved as display structures.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • 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.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • 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.

    On Injuries Of The Head

  • [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.]

    Woman Her Sex and Love Life

  • The remains of the hymen after it is ruptured shrink and form little elevations which can be easily felt; they are known as caruncles.

    Woman Her Sex and Love Life

  • 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.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Their heads are light blue or gray and their caruncles a faint red or pink similar to a normally colored turkey. rss feed


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