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punctate

[puhngk-teyt] /ˈpʌŋk teɪt/
adjective
1.
marked with points or dots; having minute spots or depressions.
Also, punctated.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; < Neo-Latin pūnctātus dotted, equivalent to Latin pūnct(um) point, dot + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
unpunctate, adjective
unpunctated, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un-punctate

punctate

/ˈpʌŋkteɪt/
adjective
1.
having or marked with minute spots, holes, or depressions
Derived Forms
punctation, noun
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin punctātus, from Latin punctum a point
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Word Origin and History for un-punctate

punctate

adj.

"dotted, marked with dots," 1760, from Modern Latin punctuatus, from Latin punctum "point" (see point). Related: Punctation.

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un-punctate in Medicine

punctate punc·tate (pŭngk'tāt')
adj.
Having tiny spots, points, or depressions.

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