punctate

adjective

punc·​tate ˈpəŋk-ˌtāt How to pronounce punctate (audio)
1
: marked with minute spots or depressions
a punctate leaf
2
: characterized by dots or points
punctate skin lesions
punctation noun

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1760, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of punctate was circa 1760

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Cite this Entry

“Punctate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punctate. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

punctate

1 of 2 adjective
punc·​tate ˈpəŋ(k)-ˌtāt How to pronounce punctate (audio)
: characterized by dots or points
punctate skin lesions
punctation noun

punctate

2 of 2 noun
: a punctate structure or area
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