One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adjectiveBotany Medicine Zoology
1Having the form of or resembling a point, puncture, or dot; minute and circular.
2Formed of or having the appearance of a number of points or dots; dotted.
3Physiology. Of a stimulus or sensation: applied or perceived at a single point.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Hull (1764–1843), physician and botanist. From classical Latin punctum + -iform.
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