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Synonyms for caruncula

an outgrowth on a plant or animal such as a fowl's wattle or a protuberance near the hilum of certain seeds

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The epithelium at the hymenal carunculae is particularly noteworthy (figure 3), as is its color and elasticity.
The epithelium (6) shows loss of elasticity at the fourchette, whereas the epithelium (A) at the hymenal carunculae is normal and maintains its elasticity.
In (A), the change in the atrophic epithelium is particularly apparent in the hymenal carunculae, color, and elasticity; the urethra is obvious because of the everted meatus, revealing transitional epithelium (rather that squamous epithelium), "tunneling," and exteriorization; and morphology is represented by contraction and loss of considerable concavity, labial resorption and circular dimension.