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stigma

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noun stig·ma \ˈstig-mə\

Medical Definition of stigma

plural stigmata \stig-ˈmät-ə, ˈstig-mət-ə\play play or stigmas

  1. 1:  an identifying mark or characteristic; specifically :  a specific diagnostic sign of a disease <the stigmata of syphilis>

  2. 2:  petechia

  3. 3:  a small spot, scar, or opening on a plant or animal





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