punctum


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punctum

(ˈpʌŋktəm)
n, pl -tums or -ta (-tə)
1. (Anatomy) anatomy a tip or small point
2. (Mathematics) obsolete a mathematical point
3. obsolete a small unit of time
4. obsolete the essence of something
5. (Zoology) zoology botany med a small dot or rounded mark
6. (Grammar) grammar obsolete a full stop
7. (Music, other) (in early music) an inflection used at the end of a chant
8. (Music, other) (in early music) a neume
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.punctum - (anatomy) a point or small area
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
point - the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
References in classic literature ?
I have plenty of ideas and facts, you know, and I can see he is just the man to put them into shape--remembers what the right quotations are, omne tulit punctum, and that sort of thing--gives subjects a kind of turn.
The image, long submerged under the surface of Yuh's unconsciousness, suddenly emerged from his consciousness and is the punctum of chaos.
La narrativa autobiografica nicaraguense de los ultimos veinte anos refleja la tendencia de explorar el punctum para comprender las consecuencias de la revolucion sandinista y de lo que fue, en opinion de un numero importante de escritores, la traicion de Daniel Ortega a los valores sandinistas.
Lacrisolve(TM) Absorbable Punctum Plug is a great addition to our portfolio of ophthalmic products," said Lauren M-C Bluett, Director of Quality Assurance.
In its attempt to overthrow what Hubert Damisch calls "the source of the supposition of 'reality', which defines the photographic situation" (88)--that is, the way a photograph presents itself as the result of an objective process--Martino's project goes beyond showing that the photograph is at once informative and affective, that it combines the studium and the punctum.
According to the fistulogram, the right tract was continuous with the oropharyngeal area and the left punctum showed pooling of contrast material in the cervical area (figure 2).
Close the punctum so that the drops can stay in the eye for a longer period.
Ocular Therapeutix is focusing on development of drug-eluting punctum plugs for treatment of glaucoma and post-operative inflammation and pain, injectable depots for back-of-the-eye diseases, and ReSure Sealant for sealing clear corneal incisions following lens implantation surgery.
Single median striae were observed on both sides of the raphe, with one shortened and the opposite of regular length ending with an isolated punctum.
As an African American woman belonging to Washington's black elite, Keckley's punctum reinterprets "American scenes" as "Black American scenes," that is to say, as "American behind-the-scenes.
Occasionally the punctum - the drainage hole for your tears - is blocked with plugs or surgery, to keep tears in the eye.
21) This field is disturbed by Barthes's second concept, the punctum: "A photograph's punctum is that accident which pricks me (but also bruises me, is poignant to me).