punctum punc·tum (pŭngk'təm)
n. pl. punc·ta (-tə)
The tip of a sharp anatomical process.
A minute round spot differing in color or appearance from the surrounding tissues; a point.
The only difficulty which may be experienced is in entering the dilator into the punctum, owing to the small size of the latter.
In fact we may expect a form reduced to an axis, a few ramenta, a frondose dilatation, and one punctum of reproductive organs.
The depression caused by the punctum is seen on the top of a small elevation.
Valve as in affinis, but with tumid and excised ventral margin; a punctum is found on the ventral side (not shown in the figure).
But below consciousness there is its germ, the punctum saliens of spontaneity; for consciousness is not primitive, it becomes.
Another common British species is Pompilus punctum, which is black in colour.
When a spot, tubercle, punctum, &c. is scarcely discoverable.
There exists no punctum mortuum, no one really dead point in the universe.
He was the punctum Indifferens, which might be both, or neither.
"punctum" (stop), he concluded, with a faintly perceptible smile, as he signed to us to hand him our copy-books.