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Stigma

Stig´ma
n.1.A mark made with a burning iron; a brand.
2.Any mark of infamy or disgrace; sign of moral blemish; stain or reproach caused by dishonorable conduct; reproachful characterization.
The blackest stigma that can be fastened upon him.
- Bp. Hall.
3.(Bot.) That part of a pistil which has no epidermis, and is fitted to receive the pollen. It is usually the terminal portion, and is commonly somewhat glutinous or viscid. See Illust. of Stamen and of Flower.
4.(Anat.) A small spot, mark, scar, or a minute hole; - applied especially to a spot on the outer surface of a Graafian follicle, and to spots of intercellular substance in scaly epithelium, or to minute holes in such spots.
5.(Pathol.) A red speck upon the skin, produced either by the extravasation of blood, as in the bloody sweat characteristic of certain varieties of religious ecstasy, or by capillary congestion, as in the case of drunkards.
6.(Zool.) One of the external openings of the tracheæ of insects, myriapods, and other arthropods; a spiracle.
7.(Geom.) A point so connected by any law whatever with another point, called an index, that as the index moves in any manner in a plane the first point or stigma moves in a determinate way in the same plane.
8.(R. C. Ch.) Marks believed to have been supernaturally impressed upon the bodies of certain persons in imitation of the wounds on the crucified body of Christ. See def. 5, above.
Noun1.stigma - the apical end of the style where deposited pollen enters the pistil
2.stigma - a symbol of disgrace or infamy; "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis
Synonyms: stain, brand, mark
3.stigma - an external tracheal aperture in a terrestrial arthropod
4.stigma - a skin lesion that is a diagnostic sign of some disease
abscess, androecium, anther, aposteme, aspersion, attaint, badge of infamy, bar sinister, baton, bed sore, bend sinister, besmirchment, birthmark, black eye, black mark, blain, blaze, bleb, blemish, blister, bloodstain, blotch, blur, boil, brand, broad arrow, bubo, bulla, bunion, calyx, canker, canker sore, carbuncle, carpel, caste mark, censure, champain, chancre, chancroid, check, checkmark, chilblain, cicatrix, cold sore, corolla, corolla tube, corona, cut, dab, dapple, daub, demerit, discoloration, disfigurement, disgrace, dishonor, disparagement, dot, earmark, engraving, epicalyx, eschar, eyesore, felon, fester, festering, fever blister, fistula, fleck, flick, flyspeck, freckle, furuncle, furunculus, gash, gathering, graving, gumboil, gynoecium, hack, hemorrhoids, imputation, jot, kibe, lentigo, lesion, macula, maculation, macule, mark of Cain, marking, megasporophyll, microsporophyll, mole, mottle, nevus, nick, notch, odium, onus, papula, papule, paronychia, parulis, patch, perianth, petal, petechia, piles, pillorying, pimple, pistil, pock, point, point champain, polka dot, polyp, prick, puncture, pustule, receptacle, reflection, reprimand, reproach, rising, scab, scarification, score, scotch, scratch, scratching, shame, slur, smear, smirch, smouch, smudge, smut, smutch, soft chancre, sore, spatter, speck, speckle, splash, splatter, splotch, spot, stamen, stigmatism, stigmatization, strawberry mark, sty, style, suppuration, swelling, taint, tarnish, tattoo, tattoo mark, tick, tittle, torus, tubercle, ulcer, ulceration, wale, watermark, welt, wheal, whelk, whitlow, wound
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