Definition of punctae in English:

punctae

plural noun

Biology
  • Minute rounded dots or spots of colour, or small elevations or depressions on a surface.

    • ‘Raised axial portions of the test bear small granules in contrast to smooth fixigenal areas with fine punctae.’
    • ‘In the furrows and in the grooves between ‘straps,’ the carapace is smooth with fine punctae.’
    • ‘This manoeuvre has the added benefit of inverting the punctae.’
    • ‘Some examples of the internal molds available for study display a microscopic honeycomb effect and rarely, fine projections resembling the internal sediment fillings of punctae.’
    • ‘The Jingshan material of Dedzetina sp. differs from the two Bohemian species in having much stronger punctae and anterolateral bounding ridges of the ventral muscle field.’

Origin

Modern Latin (plural).

Pronunciation:

punctae

/ˈpʌŋ(k)tiː/