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dot

 [dot]
a small spot or speck.
Gunn's d's white dots seen around the macula lutea on oblique illumination.
Maurer's d's irregular dots that stain red with Leishman's stain, seen in erythrocytes infected with Plasmodium falciparum.
Mittendorf's dot a congenital anomaly of the eye manifested as a small gray or white opacity just inferior and nasal to the posterior pole of the lens, representing the remains of the lenticular attachment of the hyaloid artery; it does not affect vision.
Schüffner's d's small granules seen in erythrocytes infected with the malarial parasite Plasmodium vivax when stained by certain methods. Called also Schüffner's granules.
Trantas' d's small white calcareous looking dots in the limbs of the conjunctiva in vernal conjunctivitis.

DOT

Abbreviation for directly observed therapy.

dot

(dot),
A small spot.

dot

(dot) a small spot or speck.
Gunn's dots  white dots seen about the macula lutea on oblique illumination.
Maurer's dots  irregular dots, staining red with Leishman's stain, seen in erythrocytes infected with Plasmodium falciparum.
Mittendorf's dot  a congenital anomaly manifested as a small gray or white opacity just inferior and nasal to the posterior pole of the lens, representing the remains of the lenticular attachment of the hyaloid artery; it does not affect vision.
Schüffner's dots  minute granules observed in erythrocytes infected with Plasmodium vivax when stained by certain methods.
Trantas' dots  small, white calcareous-looking dots in the limbus of the conjunctiva in vernal conjunctivitis.

DOT

1 abbreviation for Department of Transportation.
2 abbreviation for direct observation therapy.
Drug slang A popular term for a hallucinogen—e.g., LSD—imbibed on blotting paper
Vox populi A small circle

dot

(dot)
A small spot.
See: identification dot
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Ross Mackay (1949) in an article titled Dotting the Dot Map.
The purpose of this paper is to revisit Dotting the Dot Map and develop a method to determine dot density and aggregate dot area for computer-generated, randomly placed dots that may overlap.
Dotting the dot map randomly is similar to the random packing of circles in a square (Solomon 1967).