punc·​tum ˈpəŋ(k)-təm How to pronounce punctum (audio)
plural puncta -tə How to pronounce punctum (audio)
: a small area marked off from a surrounding surface
insect bites … may show the central tiny hemorrhagic punctumThe Journal of the American Medical Association
see lacrimal punctum

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“Punctum.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/punctum. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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