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punctate

[ puhngk-teyt ]
/ ˈpʌŋk teɪt /
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adjective
marked with points or dots; having minute spots or depressions.
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Also punc·tat·ed [puhngk-tey-tid] /ˈpʌŋk teɪ tɪd/ .

Origin of punctate

1750–60; <New Latin pūnctātus dotted, equivalent to Latin pūnct(um) point, dot + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM punctate

un·punc·tate, adjectiveun·punc·tat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for punctate

punctate

punctated

/ (ˈpʌŋkteɪt) /

adjective
having or marked with minute spots, holes, or depressions

Derived forms of punctate

punctation, noun

Word Origin for punctate

C18: from New Latin punctātus, from Latin punctum a point
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Medical definitions for punctate

punctate
[ pŭngktāt′ ]

adj.
Having tiny spots, points, or depressions.
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