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stigmatism

[stig-muh-tiz-uh m]
noun
  1. Optics. the property of a lens that is stigmatic.
  2. Pathology. a condition in which stigmata are present.
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Origin of stigmatism

1655–65; stigmat- (see stigmatic) + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for stigmatism

stigmatism

noun
  1. physics the state or condition of being anastigmatic
  2. pathol the condition resulting from or characterized by stigmata
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Word Origin and History for stigmatism

n.

1660s, "a branding," from Greek stigmatizein, from stigmat- (see stigma). Meaning "condition of being affected with stigmata" is from 1900.

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stigmatism in Medicine

stigmatism

(stĭgmə-tĭz′əm)
n.
  1. The condition of having stigmas.
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