One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Botany. Designating or involving a structure resembling the stigma of a flower in form or function. rare.
2Zoology. Designating a sensory seta arising from a pit in the integument of various mites. Chiefly in "pseudostigmatic organ".
Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist. From pseudo- + stigmatic, in sense 2 after pseudostigma.
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