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English noun: stigma

1. stigma (plant) the apical end of the style where deposited pollen enters the pistil


Broader (hypernym)reproductive structure


Part meronymstyle

2. stigma (communication) a symbol of disgrace or infamy


SamplesAnd the Lord set a mark upon Cain.


Synonymsbrand, mark, stain


Broader (hypernym)symbol


Narrower (hyponym)bar sinister, bend sinister, cloven foot, cloven hoof, demerit

3. stigma (body) an external tracheal aperture in a terrestrial arthropod


Broader (hypernym)spiracle

4. stigma (attribute) a skin lesion that is a diagnostic sign of some disease


Broader (hypernym)blemish, defect, mar









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