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stigma

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stigma noun (DISAPPROVAL)

 us   /ˈstɪɡ·mə/ [C/U] a strong lack of respect for a person or a group of people or a bad opinion of them because they have done something society does not approve of: [C usually sing] There’s a stigma associated with low-income food programs.

stigma noun (FLOWER)

biology /ˈstɪɡ·mə/ the part of the pistil (= female part) of a flower that receives the pollen (= powder produced by the male part)
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