punctum

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From Latin punctum

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punctum (plural puncta)

  1. (anatomy) A sharp tip of any part of the anatomy; a point or other small area.
    • 1861, The Annals and Magazine of Natural History: Zoology, Botany, and Geology
      Thus, from what has been stated, we see that neither the white puncta nor the minute white branchwork of lines were ever tubular.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Neuter form of punctus, the perfect passive participle of pungō (puncture).

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Noun[edit]

punctum n (genitive punctī); second declension

  1. (also grammar, mathematics) point
  2. puncture
  3. moment
  4. small portion

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative punctum puncta
genitive punctī punctōrum
dative punctō punctīs
accusative punctum puncta
ablative punctō punctīs
vocative punctum puncta

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