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[puhngk-teyt] /ˈpʌŋk teɪt/

marked with points or dots; having minute spots or depressions.
having or marked with minute spots, holes, or depressions

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

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


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