While in most flowering plants the stigma is open to direct contact with the air and visiting insects, the five receptive stigma surfaces in milkweeds are enclosed within five stigmatic chambers, open to the world only through the narrow slit.—Craig Holdrege
The walls also display pictures of Audrey with priests who have visited. But most arresting is another display on the wall that contains Audrey's pink rosary beads, a tissue touched by her tears, and a handkerchief stained by blood from her stigmatic wounds.—Mathew N. Schmalz
The Sisters have come a long way, but never strayed from their mission: to promulgate universal joy and expiate stigmatic guilt.—Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times, 8 June 2023 And as for that stereotype? Kiah's teammates have never seen a glimmer of her breed's stigmatic aggression.—Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, 18 Nov. 2016 The next stop will be the home of stigmatic Rhoda Wise, where young Rita said she was healed of a debilitating stomach ailment.—Greg Garrison, AL.com, 18 Aug. 2017
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