stigma

stigma is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view the entire topic, please or .

Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary Online + App from F.A. Davis and Unbound Medicine. Find 65,000 medical and nursing definitions. Download to iPhone, iPad, and Android. Explore these free sample topics:

-- The first section of this topic is shown below --

(stĭg′mă)
pl. stigmatastigmas [Gr., mark]

1. A mark or spot on the skin; lesions or sores of the hands and feet that resemble crucifixion wounds.
2. The spot on the ovarian surface where rupture of a graafian follicle occurs.
3. A social condition marked by attitudinal devaluing or demeaning of persons who, because of disfigurement or disability, are not viewed as being capable of fulfilling valued social roles.

-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please or --

(stĭg′mă)
pl. stigmatastigmas [Gr., mark]

1. A mark or spot on the skin; lesions or sores of the hands and feet that resemble crucifixion wounds.
2. The spot on the ovarian surface where rupture of a graafian follicle occurs.
3. A social condition marked by attitudinal devaluing or demeaning of persons who, because of disfigurement or disability, are not viewed as being capable of fulfilling valued social roles.

There's more to see -- the rest of this entry is available only to subscribers.