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Definition of Stigma
StigmaStigma Stig"ma, n.; pl. E. Stigmas, L. Stigmata. [L., a
mark, a brand, from Gr. ?, ?, the prick or mark of a pointed
instrument, a spot, mark, from ? to prick, to brand. See
Stick, v. t.]
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;
The blackest stigma that can be fastened upon him.
All such slaughters were from thence called
Bartelmies, simply in a perpetual stigma of that
butchery. --Sir G. Buck.
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.
(a) One of the external openings of the trache[ae] of
insects, myriapods, and other arthropods; a spiracle.
(b) One of the apertures of the pulmonary sacs of
arachnids. See Illust. of Scorpion.
(c) One of the apertures of the gill of an ascidian, and
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. pl. (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,
Meaning of Stigma from wikipedia
to: Social stigma
, the disapproval
of a person based
or behavioral characteristics
- Social stigma
is the disapproval
of, or discrimination
against, an individual
or group based
on perceivable social characteristics
- The stigma
or stigmata) is the receptive
tip of a carpel, or of several fused
carpels, in the gynoecium
of a flower. The stigma
- Kaze no Stigma
(****anese: 風の聖痕 (スティグマ), Hepburn: Kaze no Sutiguma, lit. "Stigma
of the Wind") is a ****anese light novel series written
(stylized as STIGMA
) is an American professional
wrestler, best known
for his work in the Chikara professional wrestling
- in part be due to stigma
****ociated with TB. Stigma
may be due to the fear of transmission
individuals. This stigma
- A stigma
, also called macula
pellucida, in mammalian reproductive
to the area of the ovarian surface where
the Graafian follicle
- autism spectrum disorders which usually arise
or childhood. Stigma
can add to the suffering
- Chilocorus stigma
, commonly known
as the twice-stabbed ladybug, is a native resident
of the United States
but does not live west of the Sierra...
- Leprosy stigma
is a type of social stigma
, a strong negative feeling towards
with leprosy relating
to their moral status
in society. It is also...
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