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punctum

 [pungk´tum] (L.)
a point or small spot.
punctum cae´cum blind spot.
punctum lacrima´le (pl. punc´ta lacrima´lia), an opening of a lacrimal duct on the edge of the eyelid.
punctum prox´imum near point.
punctum remo´tum far point.
punc´ta vasculo´sa minute red spots that mark the cut surface of white matter of the brain.

punc·tum

, gen.

punc·ti

, pl.

punc·ta

(pŭngk'tŭm, -tī, -tă), [TA]
1. The tip or end of a sharp process.
2. A minute round spot differing in color or otherwise in appearance from the surrounding tissues.
3. A point on the optic axis of an optic system.
Synonym(s): point (1)

See also: point, tip, end, center.
[L. a prick, point, pp. ntr. of pungo, to prick, used as noun]

punctum

/punc·tum/ (pungk´tum) pl. punc´ta   [L.] a point or small spot.
punctum cae´cum  blind spot.
punctum lacrima´le  lacrimal point.
punctum prox´imum  near point.
punctum remo´tum  far point.

punctum

[pungk′təm]
a physiological area or point.

punc·tum

, pl. puncta (pŭngk'tŭm, -tă) [TA]
1. The tip of a sharp process.
2. A minute round spot differing in color or otherwise in appearance from the surrounding tissues.
3. The opening into the lacrimal drainage system in the upper and lower eyelids.
Synonym(s): point (1) .
[L. a prick, point, pp. ntr. of pungo, to prick, used as noun]

Punctum

Tiny opening at the inner corners of the upper and lower lids. The area for the beginning of tear drainage.
Mentioned in: Dacryocystitis

punc·tum

, pl. puncta (pŭngk'tŭm, -tă) [TA]
1. Tip or end of a sharp process.
2. Minute round spot differing in color or otherwise in appearance from the surrounding tissues.
Synonym(s): point (1) .
[L. a prick, point, pp. ntr. of pungo, to prick, used as noun]

punctum

pl. puncta [L.] a point or small spot.

imperforate punctum
congenital absence of an opening in the lacrimal punctum, usually the lower, occurs most often in toy and miniature poodles. Commonly absent also in pigs.
misplaced punctum
variations in the position of the lacrimal puncta, seen most commonly in brachycephalic dogs, may interfere with tear drainage.
punctum nasolacrimal
see lacrimal punctum.
obstructed punctum
may result from foreign bodies, inflammation, or swelling of the lower eyelid.
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En Punctum, mas bien, se proyectan imagenes--tomas fotograficas--de un pasado social, politico, medial y subjetivo, como si alguien (o el texto mismo) estuviera manejando este juego audiovisual, haciendo mover la cinta en fast forward/fast rewind.
3) Refrito (2009) es una reedicion, que incluye varias reescrituras, de otros dos libros de Martin Gambarotta posteriores a Punctum (1996); ellos son: Seudo (2000) y Relapso+Angola (2005).
One animal from the GB group was presented with severe inflammatory reaction characterized by conjuctival hyperemia, chemosis, episcleral congestion and severe mucous discharge on the first day after the occlusion of the lacrimal punctum.
The word punctum, moreover, translates, in Camera Lucida, one meaning of the word 'detail': a point of singularity that punctures the surface of the reproduction--and even the production-of analogies, likenesses, and codes.
But, based on my reading of Barthes's self-exposure to photography, this form of writing is able to "repeat" the experience of a photograph's punctum.
Sicut punctum, licet non sit pars compositiva lineae, sed heterogeneum quiddam, tamen necesario requiritur, ut linea intelligatur" [Carta a Fardela (1690), en CAREIL II, 320].
Because none of our patients recalled an antecedent tick bite or had a punctum, their illnesses failed to meet the criteria for STARI.
while the studium refers to the more general (though culturally coded) elements of a photograph, the punctum can be a particular detail, which, once you have noticed it, keeps arresting your attention again and again" (Lothe 259).
The meaning-searching old man of Borges' tale experiences the punctum just before he dies: his face is the world, or, is the world his face?
La importante distincion que hace Barthes entre el punctum y el studium de la fotografia --distincion que, como veremos, es solo el simulacro de una distincion (aun cuando, al mismo tiempo, estos dos terminos siempre permanecen diferentes el uno del otro)-- parece ser el ejemplo mas relevante de este paradojico compromiso con el deseo o el duelo.
La insuficiencia de ese analisis para comprender el sentido del punctum nos conducira a otro, aquel que se ubica entre imagenes.
21) This field is disturbed by Barthes's second concept, the punctum: "A photograph's punctum is that accident which pricks me (but also bruises me, is poignant to me).