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 (pŭngk′tāt′) also punc·tat·ed (-tā′tĭd)
Having tiny spots, points, or depressions.

[From Latin pūnctum, prick mark, from neuter past participle of pungere, to prick; see punctuate.]

punc·ta′tion n.


(ˈpʌŋkteɪt) or


(Biology) having or marked with minute spots, holes, or depressions
[C18: from New Latin punctātus, from Latin punctum a point]
puncˈtation n


(ˈpʌŋk teɪt)

also punc′tat•ed,

marked with points or dots; having minute spots or depressions.
[1750–60; < New Latin pūnctātus dotted = Latin pūnct(um) point, dot + -ātus -ate1]
punc•ta′tion, n.
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It is generally divided into three categories: diffuse PPK, with involvement of the whole palmoplantar surface; focal and striate PPK, usually located mainly on pressure points; and punctate PPK, featuring multiple small hyperkeratotic papules, nodules, or spicules.
A prospective, controlled clinical study was conducted to evaluate 62 consecutively enrolled patients that were admitted to the Ankara Ataturk Training and Research Hospital between July 2013 and September 2014 with suspected viral conjunctivitis (who had at least one of the following complaints and findings: hyperemia, lacrimation, foreign body sensation, discharge, burning, follicular conjunctivitis, conjunctival hemorrhages, membrane formation, eyelid swelling, or conjunctival hemorrhages) or keratoconjunctivitis (those who had punctate corneal defects or subepithelial infiltrates in addition to viral conjunctivitis findings).
1,2,8,9,10) Viral proteins shed from the lid lesions into the tear film can lead to a hypersensitivity reaction with secondary chronic follicular reaction, punctate keratopathy in the conjunctiva, and in some cases subepithelial opacities and pannus.
Moreover, Podagricomela with widely placed antennal sockets, closed procoxal cavities, and regularly punctate striate elytra is morphologically unrelated to Hemipyxis having closely placed antennal sockets, open procoxal cavities, and confused, fine elytral punctation.
4 Malignant transformation has been reported in all forms except punctate variety.
c) This technique is helpful in confirming multifocal choroiditis and punctate inner choroidopathy
4) The occurrence of different leprosy-related eye complications in LL hansen's and Type II lepra reaction is about 44%, which includes ocular muscle weakness, lagophthalmos, ectropion, trichiasis, entropion, blocked nasolacrimal ducts, pterygium, impaired corneal sensation, corneal opacity, corneal nerve beading, punctate keratitis, iris atrophy, blindness, episcleritis, scleritis, iridocyclitis, iris atrophy and decreased visual acuity, corneal ulcer and cataract.
The punctate of LC3 protein following treatment with selenite was observed by a laser scanning confocal microscope and by transmission electron microscopy.
In group I (n=6) grid keratotomy technique was used and in group II (n=6), multiple punctate keratotomy was undertaken.
Tonsilloliths are not uncommon and tend to be punctate and laterally distributed.
Metasternum sides almost fully pubescent, including latera fossae; metasternal disc delimited entirely by punctate area.