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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Punctated \Punc"ta*ted\, Punctated \Punc"ta*ted\, a. [From L. punctum point. See Point .] 1. Pointed; ending in a point or points. [1913 Webster] 2. (Nat. Hist.) Dotted with small spots of color, or with minute depressions or pits. [1913 Webster]