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Noun: stigma (stigmas,stigmata)  stig-mu
  1. A symbol of disgrace or infamy
    "And the Lord set a stigma upon Cain";
    - mark, brand, stain
  2. The apical end of the style where deposited pollen enters the pistil
  3. An external tracheal aperture in a terrestrial arthropod
  4. A skin lesion that is a diagnostic sign of some disease

Derived forms: stigmas

Type of: blemish, defect, mar, reproductive structure, spiracle, symbol

Part of: style

Encyclopedia: Stigma