- shaped like or of the nature of a point or dot.
Origin of punctiform
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Pores very small and numerous, punctiform, disposed into very numerous parallel transverse rows.
Punctiform: Dimensions too slight for defining form by naked eye; minute, raised, hemispherical.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique
John William Henry Eyre
The central region contains in its interior the commissural portion, forming a punctiform, rounded mass in each ganglion.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1
Francis Maitland Balfour
- Very small but not microscopic.
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