Definition of punctae in English:

punctae

Line breaks: punc|tae
Pronunciation: /ˈpʌŋ(k)tiː
 
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noun

Biology
  • Minute rounded dots or spots of colour, or small elevations or depressions on a surface.
    More 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.

Origin

modern Latin (plural).

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