Marked with points or dots differentiated from the surrounding surface by color, elevation, or texture. [L. punctum, a point]

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punc·tate 'pəŋ(k)-.tāt adj characterized by dots or points <\punctate skin lesions>
punc·ta·tion .pəŋ(k)-'tā-shən n
punctate n a punctate structure or area

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punc·tate (pungkґtāt) resembling or marked with points or dots.

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