Definición de caruncle en inglés:

caruncle

Saltos de línea: car|uncle
Pronunciación: /ˈkarəŋk(ə)l
 
, kəˈrʌŋ-/

sustantivo

1A wattle of a bird such as a turkeycock.
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  • Adding to what Dominique just said, while feathers are by far the predominant outgrowths there are other bizarre protrusions, and I am not talking about the wattles or the caruncles.
  • You can even tell when a turkey isn't feeling well by looking at their caruncle or wattle because they become very pale and colorless.
2The red prominence at the inner corner of the eye.
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  • Systemic effects from eye drops can be reduced by occlusion (finger pressed on the caruncle, which is felt as a lump at the inner corner of the eye) or shutting the eyes for several minutes after putting in the drops.
3 Botany A coloured waxy or oily outgrowth from a seed near the micropyle, attractive to ants which aid the seed’s dispersal.
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  • The seed of this plant has a caruncle that may be involved in seed-ant interactions.
  • The ant stopped to examine the gorse seeds, it quickly found the bright orange caruncle and immediately began to bite and gnaw it.

Origen

late 16th century: obsolete French, from Latin caruncula, from caro, carn- 'flesh'.

Derivativos

caruncular

adjetivo
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  • The number of caruncular cells did not vary between breeds with normal or induced parturition.
  • The uterus contracts and the caruncular stock shrinks, further enhancing the separation of cotyledons from caruncles.
  • Samples were taken from the caruncular region of their uterine horns.

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