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stipple
stippled drawing

stip·ple

 (stĭp′əl)
tr.v. stip·pled, stip·pling, stip·ples
1. To draw, engrave, or paint in dots or short strokes.
2. To apply (paint, for example) in dots or short strokes.
3. To dot, fleck, or speckle: "They crossed a field stippled with purple weeds" (Flannery O'Connor).
n.
1. A method of drawing, engraving, or painting using dots or short strokes.
2. The effect produced by stippling.

[Dutch stippelen, frequentative of stippen, to speckle, from stip, dot, from Middle Dutch.]

stip′pler n.
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Adj.1.stippled - having a pattern of dots
patterned - having patterns (especially colorful patterns)
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stippled

[ˈstɪpld] adjpunteggiato/a
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Three out of four residents showed evidence of having stippled cells, damaged red blood cells in the body known to be caused only three ways--two of them genetic diseases not associated with the Cajun or Native American populations.