- The tip of a sharp anatomical process.
- A minute round spot differing in color or appearance from the surrounding tissues; a point.
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Examples from the Web for punctum
He was the Punctum Indifferens, which might be both, or neither.
When a spot, tubercle, punctum, &c. is scarcely discoverable.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)
The depression caused by the punctum is seen on the top of a small elevation.
Punctum contingens, A contingent point, that is falling or lighting in some place at al adventurs, not given or assigned.The Way To Geometry
In fact we may expect a form reduced to an axis, a few ramenta, a frondose dilatation, and one punctum of reproductive organs.