punctiform


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punctiform

 [pungk´tĭ-form]
like a point.

punc·ti·form

(pŭngk'ti-fōrm),
Very small but not microscopic, having a diameter of less than 1 mm.
[L. punctum, a point, + forma, shape]

punc·ti·form

(pŭngk'ti-fōrm)
Very small but not microscopic, having a diameter of less than 1 mm.
[L. punctum, a point, + forma, shape]

punctiform

(of plant structures) similar to a dot, small and round.
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Stripe-shaped hyperintensity on MR T1-weighted imaging is a sign of cerebral cortical venous thrombosis.[3] In this case, the high punctiform signal in the left ambient cisterna on MR T1-weighted imaging indicated a diagnosis of venous thrombosis, which was further supported by the absence of the left basal vein in magnetic resonance venography and a good response to anticoagulant therapy.
(a) Yellow with creamy and smooth margins, medium sized, round, (b) cream with smooth margin, medium sized, round, (c) yellowish, smooth margins, medium sized, round (d) yellow, smooth margins, small sized, punctiform, (e) white, smooth margins, medium sized, round (f) white, smooth margins, small sized, punctiform.
Two of 9 birds in the 2-mg/kg group, 2/9 in 10-mg/kg group, and 1/9 in 20-mg/kg group had punctiform erosion of the proventriculus or ventriculus at necropsy.
A punctiform scar on each initiation point and a line scar between the neighboring points existed in the explosive region.
However, the pattern of labeling was different, with CD60b showing a punctiform pattern, whereas nestin showed a more continuous staining pattern.
After induction with 40 g/l D-galactose, more that 80% of the mitochondria were highly elongated and completely organized into lengthy traveling chains, whereas cells without D-galactose induction displayed short or punctiform mitochondria distributed throughout their cytoplasm.
FISH assay showed that punctiform green fluorescence was weakly expressed in the cytoplasm of normal DPCs (Figure 2(b), B1-B3), whereas the green fluorescence was enhanced and gathered in the cytoplasm around nucleus of DPCs after 72 h LPS stimulation (Figure 2(b), B4-B6).
This gaze paradoxically entails not the creation of the subject, but his disappearance: 'From the moment that this gaze appears, the subject tries to adapt himself to it, he becomes that punctiform object, that point of vanishing being with which the subject confuses his own failure' (p83).
Margins of colonies varied from circular, irregular to punctiform with entire, curled and undulated margin.
In landscape Ecology, landscape structure is divided into patch (punctiform), corridor (threadiness) and matrix (planar).