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One entry found for stigma.
Main Entry: stig·ma
Pronunciation: primarystressstig-mschwa
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural stig·ma·ta /stig-primarystressmät-schwa, primarystressstig-mschwat-schwa /; or stigmas
1 a : a mark of shame : STAIN b : an identifying mark or characteristic; especially : a specific sign that indicates the presence of a disease
2 stigmata , plural : bodily marks or pains resembling the wounds of Jesus when nailed on the cross
3 a : a small spot, scar, or opening on a plant or animal b : the upper part of the pistil of a flower which receives the pollen grains and on which they start to grow
- stig·mat·ic /stig-primarystressmat-ik/ adjective

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