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perforate

Biology
a. pierced by small holes
b. marked with small transparent spots
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perforate

[′pər·fə‚rāt]
(science and technology)
To pierce or puncture; particularly, to make a line or series of holes for such purposes as identification, decoration, or easy separation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.