Pronunciation: pungk'tum, -ti, -ta
- The tip or end of a sharp process.
- A minute round spot differing in color or otherwise in appearance from the surrounding tissues.
- A point on the optic axis of an optic system.
[L. a prick, point, pp. ntr. of pungo, to prick, used as noun]
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