Definition of Stigma

1. Noun. The apical end of the style where deposited pollen enters the pistil.

Generic synonyms: Reproductive Structure
Group relationships: Style



2. Noun. A symbol of disgrace or infamy. "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"
Exact synonyms: Brand, Mark, Stain
Specialized synonyms: Demerit, Bar Sinister, Bend Sinister, Cloven Foot, Cloven Hoof
Generic synonyms: Symbol
Derivative terms: Brand, Brand, Mark, Stain, Stigmatic, Stigmatize

3. Noun. An external tracheal aperture in a terrestrial arthropod.
Generic synonyms: Spiracle

4. Noun. A skin lesion that is a diagnostic sign of some disease.
Generic synonyms: Blemish, Defect, Mar

Definition of Stigma

1. n. A mark made with a burning iron; a brand.

Definition of Stigma

1. Noun. A mark of infamy or disgrace. ¹

2. Noun. A scar or birthmark. ¹

3. Noun. (botany) The sticky part of a flower that receives pollen during pollination. ¹

4. Noun. a ligature of the Greek letters sigma and tau, (?/?). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stigma

1. a mark of disgrace [n -MAS or -MATA] : STIGMAL [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stigma

stifftail
stifftails
stiffware
stifle
stifled
stifler
stiflers
stifles
stiflest
stifleth
stifling
stiflingly
stiflings
stig
stigma (current term)
stigmal
stigmaless
stigmaria
stigmarias
stigmas
stigmastane
stigmastanes
stigmasterol
stigmasterols
stigmata
stigmatalike
stigmatic
stigmatical
stigmatically

Literary usage of Stigma

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1. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1920)
"THE NATURE OF THE stigma UPON THE UNMARRIED MOTHER AND HER CHILD Mrs. Ada Eliot ... Keeping this distinction in view, let us take up the stigma first as ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The length of the style is determined by the relation which ought to subsist between the position of the stigma and that of the anthers, so as to allow tho ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The length of the style is determined by the relation which should subsist between the position of the stigma and that o? the anthers, so as to allow the ..."

4. Gray's School and Field Book of Botany: Consisting of "Lessons in Botany by Asa Gray (1887)
"The first step is pollination, or, so to sny, the sowing of the proper pollen upon the stigma, where it is to germinate. § 1. ADAPTATIONS FOB POLLINATION OF ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... c,starch corpuscle; d, cellulose investment; t, stigma (eye-spot). 2. Resting stage of the same, with fourfold division of the cell-contents. ..."

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