punctate

adjective
punc·​tate | \ ˈpəŋk-ˌtāt How to pronounce punctate (audio) \

Definition of punctate

1 : marked with minute spots or depressions a punctate leaf
2 : characterized by dots or points punctate skin lesions

Other Words from punctate

punctation \ ˌpəŋk-​ˈtā-​shən How to pronounce punctate (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of punctate

circa 1760, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for punctate

New Latin punctatus, from Latin punctum point — more at point

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The first known use of punctate was circa 1760

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“Punctate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punctate. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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punctate

adjective
punc·​tate | \ ˈpəŋ(k)-ˌtāt How to pronounce punctate (audio) \

Medical Definition of punctate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: characterized by dots or points punctate skin lesions

Other Words from punctate

punctation \ ˌpəŋ(k)-​ˈtā-​shən How to pronounce punctate (audio) \ noun

punctate

noun

Medical Definition of punctate (Entry 2 of 2)

: a punctate structure or area

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