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stigmatism

[stig-muh-tiz-uh m] /ˈstɪg məˌtɪz əm/
noun
1.
Optics. the property of a lens that is stigmatic.
2.
Pathology. a condition in which stigmata are present.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; stigmat- (see stigmatic) + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for stigmatism

stigmatism

/ˈstɪɡməˌtɪzəm/
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 stig·ma·tism (stĭg'mə-tĭz'əm)
n.
The condition of having stigmas.

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