from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having tiny spots, points, or depressions.
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- adj. marked by spots, dots, points, or punctures.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a point or points; pointed.
- In mathematics, having an acnode, or point separate from the rest of the locus spoken of.
- In botany and zoology, having dots scattered over the surface; studded with points, as of color, shape, texture, etc.; dotted; pitted.
From Latin pūnctum, prick mark, from neuter past participle of pungere, to prick; see punctuate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)