- marked with points or dots; having minute spots or depressions.
Origin of punctate
Related Words for punctatemottled, spotted, motley, variegated, dappled, peppered, studded, stipple, freckle, sprinkle, speck, variegate, spot, flake, patch, fleck, mosaic, dapple, dot
Examples from the Web for punctate
Historical Examples of punctate
Stri lineate on the lower part of the valve, punctate on the keel.
Punctate, dotted, either with minute holes or what look as such.The Elements of Botany
All three shell specimens are edge-incised, and two have punctate designs.A Burial Cave in Baja California
William C. Massey
Most of the specimens from the Edwards Plateau have a punctate pattern (Fig. 9).
Valve lanceolate; cost slightly radiate, punctate; median area broad, lanceolate.
- having or marked with minute spots, holes, or depressions
Word Origin for punctate
Word Origin and History for punctate
"dotted, marked with dots," 1760, from Modern Latin punctuatus, from Latin punctum "point" (see point). Related: Punctation.
- Having tiny spots, points, or depressions.