Main meanings of punctulate in English

: punctulate1punctulate2

punctulate1

Pronunciation /ˈpʌŋ(k)tʃʊlət/ /ˈpʌŋ(k)tʃʊleɪt/ /ˈpʌŋ(k)tjʊlət/

adjective

Zoology Botany
  • 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.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Transactions of the American Philosophical Society. From punctule + -ate.

Main meanings of punctulate in English

: punctulate1punctulate2

punctulate2

Pronunciation /ˈpʌŋ(k)tʃʊleɪt/ /ˈpʌŋ(k)tjʊleɪt/

verb

Zoology Botany
  • To mark with small points or dots. Usually in passive.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Ash (1724–1779), lexicographer and grammarian. From punctule + -ate.