Definition of punctule in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpʌŋ(k)tʃuːl/ /ˈpʌŋ(k)tjuːl/


rare Zoology Botany
  • A small point or mark on a surface; a small perforation.


Late 18th century; earliest use found in William Marshall (bap. 1745, d. 1818), agricultural writer and land agent. From classical Latin punctulum slight prick or stab (2nd century a.d. in Apuleius), in post-classical Latin also small point or mark from punctum + -ulum.