Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In zoology and anatomy, a point; a dot; a pit; a papilla; some little place, as if a mere point, in any way distinguished.
  • noun [capitalized] In conchology, a genus of geophilous pulmonate gastropods, type of the family Punctidæ: so called on account of its minute size.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A point.
  • noun (Anat.) Same as Blind spot, under Blind.
  • noun near point. See under Point.
  • noun far point. See under Point.
  • noun (Bot.) the terminal cell of a stem, or of a leaf bud, from which new growth originates.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun anatomy a sharp tip of any part of the anatomy; a point or other small area

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (anatomy) a point or small area

Etymologies

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Latin a point

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