adjective Etymology: New Latin punctatus, from Latin punctum point — more at point Date: circa 1760 1. marked with minute spots or depressions <
a punctate leaf
2. characterized by dots or points <
punctate skin lesions
punctation noun

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  • punctate — 1760, from Mod.L. punctuatus, from L. punctum point (see POINT (Cf. point)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • punctate — [puŋk′tāt΄] adj. [ModL punctatus < L punctum, a POINT] marked with dots or tiny spots, as certain plants and animals: also punctated punctation n …   English World dictionary

  • punctate — Marked with points or dots differentiated from the surrounding surface by color, elevation, or texture. [L. punctum, a point] * * * punc·tate pəŋ(k) .tāt adj characterized by dots or points <punctate skin lesions> punc·ta·tion .pəŋ(k) tā sh …   Medical dictionary

  • punctate — adjective marked by spots, dots, points, or punctures. Head and pronotum densely punctate and predominantly opaque, punctures on upper half of head mostly contiguous and without extensive shiny interspaces... [ …   Wiktionary

  • punctate — dotted, with colour or structure; stippled …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • punctate — adj. [L. punctum, small hole or spot] Covered with small pores, holes, or dots …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • punctate — /pungk tayt/, adj. marked with points or dots; having minute spots or depressions. Also, punctated. [1750 60; < NL punctatus dotted, equiv. to L punct(um) POINT, dot + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • punctate — pʌŋkteɪt adj. marked with small depressions; spotted, dotted …   English contemporary dictionary

  • punctate —    Marked with dots or tiny spots; spotted. Also see ablaq, brindled, pattern, piebald, pointillism, and variegated …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • punctate — [ pʌŋ(k)teɪt] adjective Biology studded with or denoting dots or tiny holes. Derivatives punctation noun Origin C18: from L. punctum point + ate2 …   English new terms dictionary

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