Origin: Anc Greek στίγμα/stigma(=mark, fleck, puncture)
>τέγγω/tego(=blotch, spot) originally stigma was a mark or brand on Greek slaves made on skin by burning with a hot iron, distinguishing them from free men.
1. (anatomy) a small spot or mark on the of an organ or organism.
2. (botany) is the receptive tip of a carpel (part of the female reproductive part of a flower) which receives pollen at pollination.
3. in the plural stigmata are hemorrhagic lesions of the hands and/or feet, resembling crucifixion wounds.