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stem1 British & World English

The main body or stalk of a plant or shrub, typically rising above ground but occasionally subterranean

stem2 British & World English

Stop or restrict (the flow of something)

STEM British & World English

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (as an educational category)

stem1 English Thesaurus

with any shrub or tree, look for firm healthy roots and a sturdy straight stem

stem2 English Thesaurus

paramedics tried to stem the flow of blood

stem from in stem1 British & World English

Originate in or be caused by

pipe stem British & World English

The shaft of a tobacco pipe

stem cell British & World English

An undifferentiated cell of a multicellular organism which is capable of giving rise to indefinitely more cells of the same type, and from which certain other kinds of cell arise by differentiation

stem turn British & World English

A turn made by stemming with the upper ski and lifting the lower one parallel to it towards the end

drill stem British & World English

A rotating rod or cylinder used in drilling

stem ginger British & World English

A superior grade of crystallized or preserved ginger

stem stitch British & World English

An embroidery stitch forming a continuous line of long, overlapped stitches, typically used to represent narrow stems

stem-winder British & World English

An entertaining and rousing speech

stem christie British & World English

A turn made by stemming with the upper ski and then lifting the other one parallel to it for most of the turn

stem-winding British & World English

(Of a speaker or speech) entertaining and rousing

from stem to stern British & World English

From the front to the back, especially of a ship

bluestem British & World English

A coarse North American prairie grass with bluish leaf sheaths, often cultivated as forage

brainstem British & World English

The central trunk of the mammalian brain, consisting of the medulla oblongata, pons, and midbrain, and continuing downwards to form the spinal cord

stem from in stem1 English Thesaurus

her depression stems from domestic difficulties

from stem to stern in stem1 British & World English

From the front to the back, especially of a ship