Definition of punctae in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpəNGktē/ Pronunciation: /-ˌtī/

plural noun

Minute rounded dots or spots of color, or small elevations or depressions on a surface.
Example sentences
  • This manoeuvre has the added benefit of inverting the punctae.
  • Some examples of the internal molds available for study display a microscopic honeycomb effect and rarely, fine projections resembling the internal sediment fillings of punctae.
  • The Jingshan material of Dedzetina sp. differs from the two Bohemian species in having much stronger punctae and anterolateral bounding ridges of the ventral muscle field.


Modern Latin (plural).

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Syllabification: punc·tae

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