HyperDic: stigma

English > 4 senses of the word stigma:
NOUNplantstigmathe apical end of the style where deposited pollen enters the pistil
communicationstigma, mark, brand, staina symbol of disgrace or infamy / infamy
bodystigmaan external tracheal aperture in a terrestrial / terrestrial arthropod
attributestigmaa skin lesion that is a diagnostic sign of some disease
stigma > pronunciation
Soundsstih'gmah
RhymesAlabama ... Yuma: 82 rhymes with mah...
English > stigma: 4 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningThe apical end of the style where deposited pollen enters the pistil.
Part ofstyle(botany) the narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma
Broaderreproductive structureThe parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
Spanishestigma
Catalanestigma
English > stigma: 4 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA symbol of disgrace or infamy / infamy.
Synonymsmark, brand, stain
Narrowerbar sinister, bend sinisterA mark of bastardy
cloven hoof, cloven footThe mark of Satan
demeritA mark against a person for misconduct or failure
BroadersymbolAn arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
Spanishestigma, mancha, marca, señal
Catalanestigma, marca, taca
Adjectivesstigmaticpertaining to or resembling or having stigmata
Verbsstigmatizeto accuse / accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful
English > stigma: 4 senses > noun 3, body
MeaningAn external tracheal aperture in a terrestrial / terrestrial arthropod.
BroaderspiracleA breathing orifice
Spanishestigma
Catalanestigma
English > stigma: 4 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningA skin lesion that is a diagnostic sign of some disease.
Broaderblemish, defect, marA mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

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