Definition of caruncle
1 : a naked fleshy outgrowth (such as a bird's wattle)
2 : an outgrowth on a seed adjacent to the micropyle (see micropyle 1)
Origin and Etymology of caruncle
obsolete French caruncule, from Latin caruncula little piece of flesh, diminutive of caro flesh — more at carnal
First Known Use: 1615
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