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Meaning of punctum by Wiktionary Dictionary

punctum


    Etymology

    Latin a point

    Noun

    punctum ( plural: puncta )

    1. ( anatomy ) a sharp tip of any part of the anatomy; a point or other small area

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Explanation of punctum by Wordnet Dictionary

punctum


    Noun
    1. a point or small area



    Definition of punctum by GCIDE Dictionary

    punctum


    1. Punctum n. [L., a point.] A point.

      Punctum cæcum. [L., blind point.] ( Anat. ) Same as Blind spot, under Blind. -- Punctum proximum, near point. See under Point. -- Punctum remotum, far point. See under Point. -- Punctum vegetationis [L., point of vegetation] ( Bot. ), the terminal cell of a stem, or of a leaf bud, from which new growth originates.