stigma


stig·ma

noun \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>
3
: a small spot, scar, or opening on a plant or animal

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