marked with dots or tiny spots, as certain plants and animals
Origin of punctateModern Latin punctatus ; from Classical Latin punctum, a point
Having tiny spots, points, or depressions.
Origin of punctateFrom Latin pūnctum, prick mark, from neuter past participle of pungere, to prick; see punctuate.
(comparative more punctate, superlative most punctate)
- marked by spots, dots, points, or punctures.
- Head and pronotum densely punctate and predominantly opaque, punctures on upper half of head mostly contiguous and without extensive shiny interspaces... (Keys to the Nearctic species of Pseudomyrmex)