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punctiform

[ puhngk-tuh-fawrm ]
/ ˈpʌŋk təˌfɔrm /
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adjective

shaped like or of the nature of a point or dot.

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Origin of punctiform

1815–25; <Latin pūnct(um) point + -i- + -form
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Medical definitions for punctiform

punctiform
[ pŭngktə-fôrm′ ]

adj.

Very small but not microscopic.
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