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Noun caruncula has 1 sense
  1. caruncle, caruncula - an outgrowth on a plant or animal such as a fowl's wattle or a protuberance near the hilum of certain seeds
    --1 is a kind of process, outgrowth, appendage
    --1 has particulars: wattle, lappet; comb

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Part of Speech: Noun

Sense: Anatomical term

Definition: A small fleshy elevation or protuberance, often found in various parts of the body, such as the eye, nose, or ear.

Example: The caruncula in the inner corner of the eye helps to lubricate it.

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Part of Speech: Noun

Sense: Ornithological term

Definition: The brightly colored, fleshy outgrowth or wattle on the head of a bird, typically found near the base of the beak.

Example: The rooster proudly strutted, displaying its vibrant red caruncula.

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Part of Speech: Noun

Sense: Botanical term

Definition: A small, projecting part or appendage on certain plants, usually serving a protective or reproductive function.

Example: The caruncula on the surface of the cactus aids in water absorption.

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