- 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.
- a person marked with supernatural stigmata.
Origin of stigmatic
1585–95;Related formsstig·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbstig·mat·i·cal·ness, nounpseu·do·stig·mat·ic, adjectiveun·stig·mat·ic, adjective
< Medieval Latin stigmaticus,
equivalent to stigmat-
(stem of stigma stigma
) + -icus -ic
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Examples from the Web for stigmatic
Historical Examples of stigmatic
The "stigmatic" of Dallmeyer is the latest lens of general utility.
Gasparini, a genus of pumpkins, founded on stigmatic characters, i. 359.
On this second sac are found the stigmatic warts, the thoracic studs and so forth, which we noted on the pseudochrysalis.
Each side has a white edging of shrivelled trache, running from one stigmatic orifice to another.
Styles 2–8, united below, or distinct, stigmatic along the inside.
British Dictionary definitions for stigmatic
- 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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Word Origin and History for stigmatic
c.1600, from Medieval Latin stigmaticus, from Greek stigmat- (see stigma).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Relating to or marked by a stigma.
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