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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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