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Plural of punctum.


Plural of punctum.


(punk'tum) plural.puncta [L.] Point.

punctum caecum

Blind spot (1).

puncta dolorosa

Painful points in the course of, or at the exit of, nerves affected by neuralgia.

punctum lacrimale

Lacrimal point.

punctum nasale inferius


punctum proximum

Abbreviation: P.P.
Visual accommodation near-point.

punctum remotum

Abbreviation: P.R.
Visual accommodation far-point.

punctum saliens

The first trace of the embryonic heart.

puncta vasculosa

Minute red areas that mark the cut surface of white central substance of the brain, caused by blood escaping from divided blood vessels.


plural form of punctum.

puncta maxima
points on the chest wall where heart sounds are heard best.
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mCherry-LC3 puncta assay revealed a larger average number of mCherry dots per cell in TBP-2-overexpressing LECs under oxidative stress.
The signal intensity of total cortactin and phosphocortactin puncta, which were colocalized with matrix degradation holes, were measured and the ratio of phosphocortactin to total cortactin was determined.
The very large puncta at intersections of neurons in the velarium suggest points of reciprocal synapse communication, as described in scyphomedusae by Anderson (1985).
The usual external approach to a second branchial anomaly involves fish-mouth external incisions around the inferiorly located puncta, with additional, wider stepladder incisions superiorly to accommodate deeper dissection through the carotid bifurcation.
Later he points out that this ductia is usually divided into sections called puncta each having two sections which are the same at the beginning but different at the end and that these endings are called apertum and clausum.
Therefore, the normal maturation of autolysosomes is characterized with increased red-only puncta, while in contrast, colocalization of GFP and RFP puncta would indicate disruption of autophagic flux [17].
No discharge was elicited from the puncta when pressure was applied to the lacrimal sacs.
Tears are generated by tiny glands called the lacrimal glands, and when you blink, your eyelids distribute them across your cornea towards tiny openings called puncta, through which they drain into your nose via the tear ducts.
Secretions flow across the eye toward the puncta near the medial canthus.
And then traced with thorns, and the spaces between them, that turned the puncta of sight into the punctilia of touch.
Primary neoplasms may arise in the puncta, canaliculi, lacrimal sac, or nasolacrimal duct.
Patients with epiphora who had normal lid position and tonus, adequate puncta, normal nasal examination and patent lacrimal systems with nasolacrimal irrigation were included.