Definition of punctiform in US English:

punctiform

adjective

Botany 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.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Hull (1764–1843), physician and botanist. From classical Latin punctum + -iform.

Pronunciation

punctiform

/ˈpʌŋ(k)tɪfɔːm/