a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.
the stigma of mental disorder
(in Christian tradition) marks corresponding to those left on Jesus’ body by the Crucifixion, said to have been impressed by divine favor on the bodies of St. Francis of Assisi and others.
He had long ago sought out and met Father Pio de Pietraicina, the Italian Capuchin monk who suffered the stigmata of Christ's crucifixion.
a visible sign or characteristic of a disease.
On examination, she was not icteric, and there were no stigmata of chronic liver disease.
(in a flower) the part of a pistil that receives the pollen during pollination.
Cotton swabs were used to apply the pollen to receptive stigmas on a mother plant.