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punctation

[puhngk-tey-shuh n] /pʌŋkˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
punctate condition or marking.
2.
one of the marks or depressions.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; < Medieval Latin pūnctātiōn-, stem of pūnctātiō, equivalent to pūnctāt(us) (past participle of pūnctāre to mark with points; see point) + -iōn- -ion
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