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Definitions of stem

  1.   front part of a vessel or aircraft he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line
  2.   as of the flow of a liquid flowing such as blood from a wound
  3.   linguistics the form of a word after all affixes are removed thematic vowels are part of the stem
  4.   cylinder forming a long narrow part of something
  5.   a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
  6.   grow out of have roots in originate in The increase in the national debt stems from the last war
  7.   a turn made in skiing the back of one ski is forced outward and the other ski is brought parallel to it
  8.   the tube of a tobacco pipe
  9.   remove the stem from for automatic natural language processing the words must be stemmed
  10.   stop the flow of a liquid staunch the blood flow them the tide
  11.   cause to point inward stem your skis
  12.   Alt of Steem
  13.   The principal body of a tree shrub or plant of any kind the main stock the part which supports the branches or the head or top
  14.   A little branch which connects a fruit flower or leaf with a main branch a peduncle pedicel or petiole as the stem of an apple or a cherry
  15.   The stock of a family a race or generation of progenitors
  16.   A branch of a family
  17.   A curved piece of timber to which the two sides of a ship are united at the fore end The lower end of it is scarfed to the keel and the bowsprit rests upon its upper end Hence the forward part of a vessel the bow
  18.   Fig An advanced or leading position the lookout
  19.   Anything resembling a stem or stalk as the stem of a tobacco pipe the stem of a watch case or that part to which the ring by which it is suspended is attached
  20.   That part of a plant which bears leaves or rudiments of leaves whether rising above ground or wholly subterranean
  21.   The entire central axis of a feather
  22.   The basal portion of the body of one of the Pennatulacea or of a gorgonian
  23.   The short perpendicular line added to the body of a note the tail of a crotchet quaver semiquaver etc
  24.   The part of an inflected word which remains unchanged except by euphonic variations throughout a given inflection theme base
  25.   To remove the stem or stems from as to stem cherries to remove the stem and its appendages ribs and veins from as to stem tobacco leaves
  26.   To ram as clay into a blasting hole
  27.   To oppose or cut with or as with the stem of a vessel to resist or make progress against to stop or check the flow of as a current
  28.   To move forward against an obstacle as a vessel against a current
  29.   A type of electron microscopy which scans with an extremely narrow beam that is transmitted through the sample The detection apparatus produces an image whose brightness depends on the atomic number of the sample It should not be confused with MICROSCOPY ELECTRON SCANNING nor with MICROSCOPY ELECTRON TRANSMISSION see MICROSCOPY ELECTRON McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms 3d ed
  30.   The principal stalk or trunk of a tree or plant the slender stalk that bears the leaves fruit etc any slender support handle etc resembling the stem of a plant as the stem of a goblet the part of a vessel's structure to which the sides are fastened at the bow the prow the part of an inflected word that does not change
  31.   To check to make headway against as a boat stems the tide to remove the stems from
  32.   Stemmed
  33.   Stemming
  34.   The part of a tree between the ground and the branches the little branch supporting the flower or fruit a race or family branch of a family
  35.   The prow of a ship a curved piece of timber at the prow to which the two sides of a ship are united
  36.   To cut as with the stem to resist or make progress against to stop to check pr p stemming pa t and pa p stemmed
  37.   Prow of a ship
  38.   To cut as with the stem resist make progress against
  39.   Trunk of a tree stalk of a plant twig bearing the flower or fruit stock or branch of a family
  40.   To make headway against as a current
  41.   To remove the stems from
  42.   The stock of a tree shrub or plant
  43.   The stalk that supports something as the fruit flower or leaf of a plant
  44.   The stock of a family lineage
  45.   A nearly upright timber or metal piece constituting the forward member of a vessel's hull
  46.   The principal body of a tree shrub or plant of any kind the peduncle of a flower the stock of a family branch of a family
  47.   The prow of a ship the circular piece of timber to which the two sides of a ship are united at the fore end
  48.   To oppose or resist to stop to check From stem to stern from one end of the ship to the other throughout
  49.   The body of a tree or plant from which the branches or offshoots grow the stalk the stock of a family race progeny in music the line joined to the body of a note
  50.   The strong curved timber to which the two sides of a ship are united in front the whole having a wedge like appearance the prow from stem to stern from the front to the back of a ship
  51.   To put a stop to to resist to make progress against as a current
  52.   The trunk of a tree the main axis of a plant

Quotes of stem

  1. Stem cell research holds out the promise of finding cures and treatments for a wide range of diseases – Tom Allen
  2. There are lots of other issues in policy including the stem cell issue – David Baltimore
  3. Britain should be the world's number one center for genetic and stem cell research building on our world leading regulatory regime in the area – Gordon Brown
  4. Love thou the rose yet leave it on its stem – Robert Bulwer-Lytton
  5. We know that in 2001 it was believed 78 stem cell lines existed But now we know there are only 22 that are viable and they have been contaminated with mouse stem cells – Russ Carnahan
  6. If people think that you're throwing babies out dissecting children to do stem -cell research I'm not for that – Elizabeth Edwards
  7. I think it's like music for the sake of music and a lot of the words stem from liking music a lot wanting to be a good band and having a good sense of humour and living in a situation where we're free to pretty much do what we want – Jon Fishman
  8. There is an abundance of misinformation exaggeration and blatant lies being spread by interest groups regarding the prospects for embryonic stem cell research – Virginia Foxx
  9. In a prime -time address President Bush said he backed limited federal funding for stem cell research That's right the President said this is a quote the research could help cure brain diseases like Alzheimer's Parkinson's and whatever it is I have – Conan O'Brien
  10. Sadly embryonic stem cell research is completely legal in this country and has been going on at universities and research facilities for years – Mike Pence
  11. To date embryonic stem cell research has not produced a single medical treatment where ethical adult stem cell research has produced some 67 medical miracles – Mike Pence
  12. I am in favor of stem -cell research I am not in favor of creating new human embryos through cloning – Mitt Romney
  13. Once the return tide starts it will be impossible to stem it and it will prove our undoing – Moshe Sharett
  14. There is only one issue man's lack of experience in feeling his Divine self and his innate connection with the Divine All other issues stem from this – Lindsay Wagner

Usage examples for stem

  1. If Jane to quote Doctor John looked like a lily swaying on a slender stem Lucy when she bounded into the room to night was a full blown rose tossed by a summer breeze – The Tides of Barnegat by F. Hopkinson Smith
  2. Cut down a thousand times the ancient stem has always sent new branches forth – Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History by Auguste Sabatier
  3. Stem From 3 to 10 in – Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan et al
  4. As I have not as yet acquired the art of smoking I adopted the plan of taking hold of the long stem which is over a yard in length by the middle – By Canoe and Dog-Train by Egerton Ryerson Young
  5. Stem 4 to 10 in – Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan et al
  6. The ship shook from stem to stern – When London Burned by G. A. Henty
  7. She has shifted her course in answer to our increased speed and instead of being stem on you can now see almost the length of her broadside – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville
  8. “ I soon came opposite the stem of the big ship where I paused and looked up – The Boy Tar by Mayne Reid
  9. “ I sat staring at it even when the boat's stem took the beach gently and it was Farrell who first crawled over her side to land – Foe-Farrell by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  10. The stem which was four feet in length was held by an officer attendant on the chief – Pioneers in Canada by Sir Harry Johnston
  11. The stranger attempted once or twice to stem the torrent of words but in vain so he bowed his head and suffered it to flow on – Humorous Ghost Stories by Dorothy Scarborough
  12. The only incident that struck Mr Crome was this they were in sight of the ash tree which I described as growing near the windows of the building when Sir Matthew stopped and said 'What is that that runs up and down the stem of the ash – Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James
  13. She put her fingers to the stem – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  14. Miss Theodosia lifted a hand to stem the tide of Mrs Andrew's words ” – Miss Theodosia's Heartstrings by Annie Hamilton Donnell
  15. Try an' laugh out loud sir muttered old Bill as he snapped off the arrow stem and Gordon winced involuntarily – Gold Out of Celebes by Aylward Edward Dingle
  16. Would Evelyn be strong enough to stem it and to wait also – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  17. The steamer's sharp steel stem was only a dozen yards away now – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
  18. He forms his schemes the flood of vice to stem But faith in Jesus has no part in them – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  19. He was so timid he scarcely dared enter but stood still holding a tall white rose tree in his arms a magnificent plant with a stem that reached to his face and entangled the flowers in his beard – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  20. Then her mother bade her bathe on one side of the stem dry herself on another and dress on the third – The Red Fairy Book by Various

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