stigmatic

[ stig-mat-ik ]
/ stɪgˈmæt ɪk /

adjective

Also stig·mat·i·cal. pertaining to a stigma, mark, spot, or the like.
Botany. pertaining to or having the character of a stigma.
Optics. converging to a point; anastigmatic.

noun

a person marked with supernatural stigmata.

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Origin of stigmatic

1585–95; <Medieval Latin stigmaticus, equivalent to stigmat- (stem of stigmastigma) + -icus-ic

OTHER WORDS FROM stigmatic

stig·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbstig·mat·i·cal·ness, nounpseu·do·stig·mat·ic, adjectiveun·stig·mat·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stigmatic

stigmatic
/ (stɪɡˈmætɪk) /

adjective

relating to or having a stigma or stigmata
another word for anastigmatic

noun Also: stigmatist (ˈstɪɡmətɪst)

mainly RC Church a person marked with the stigmata
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Medical definitions for stigmatic

stigmatic
[ stĭg-mătĭk ]

adj.

Relating to or marked by a stigma.
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