Medical Dictionary

stigma

noun stig·ma \ˈstig-mə\
plural stig·ma·ta \stig-ˈmät-ə, ˈstig-mət-ə\ or stigmas

Definition of STIGMA

1
:  an identifying mark or characteristic; specifically :  a specific diagnostic sign of a disease <the stigmata of syphilis>
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3
:  a small spot, scar, or opening on a plant or animal
April 01, 2015
diapause Hear it
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