Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun stigma

4 senses of stigma

Sense 1
stigma -- (the apical end of the style where deposited pollen enters the pistil)
       => reproductive structure -- (the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction)

Sense 2
mark, stigma, brand, stain -- (a symbol of disgrace or infamy; "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis)
       => symbol -- (an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance)

Sense 3
stigma -- (an external tracheal aperture in a terrestrial arthropod)
       => spiracle -- (a breathing orifice)

Sense 4
stigma -- (a skin lesion that is a diagnostic sign of some disease)
       => blemish, defect, mar -- (a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish")

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