Marked or studded with tiny dots or puncta; minutely punctate.
In Botany now frequently in combination with modifying word, as "pellucid-punctulate", "punctulate-papillose", etc.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Transactions of the American Philosophical Society. From punctule + -ate.
To mark with small points or dots. Usually in passive.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Ash (1724–1779), lexicographer and grammarian. From punctule + -ate.