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English definition of “stigmata”

stigmata

noun [plural]     /ˈstɪɡ.mə.tə/ /stɪɡˈmɑː-/ US  /stɪɡˈmɑː.t̬ə/
marks that appear on a person's body in the same places as those made on Jesus' body when he was fastened to a cross with nailsReligious objects
(Definition of stigmata noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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