There are 3 translations of stem in Spanish:

stem1

Pronunciation: /stem/

n

  • 1 (of flower, plant) tallo (masculine); (of leaf) peciolo (masculine), pecíolo (masculine); (of fruit) pedúnculo (masculine)
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    • Both the blue and the yellow have the classic, satiny translucent petals of the poppy tribe, both, characteristically, are held on wiry stems above the parent plant.
    • Cut back around a third of the oldest stems to just above ground level to encourage the production of new growth from the base of the plant.
    • What really hurts is if they lay eggs on the ground under the plant or on the stem at ground level.
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    • Erythronium dens-canis is the true dog's tooth violet, the name comes from the shape of the corm, and has rose coloured flowers on 10 cm stems and purple marked leaves.
    • Vine with heart-shaped leaves attaches itself to a support by clasping leaf stems.
    • The stems had one leaf at each node and apart from the flower branches the stems had no side shoots.
  • 2 2.1 (of glass) pie (masculine) 2.2 (of thermometer) tubo (masculine)
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    • The radiation of birds from the theropod stem may be an example of this sort of thing.
    • Basically, it is mainly pace and turbulence that determines whether a traditional stick or a wire stem is used.
    • Hold the bar with your other hand near the stem to limit swerving as you reach down.
    2.3 [Mechanical Engineering/Mecánica] vástago (masculine)
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    • It uses a by-now obligatory two-bolt detachable faceplate for easy bar swapping, and a unique opposing bolt clamp on the stem.
    • The change stems in part from mechanical adjustments.
    • It does not improve the mechanical characteristics of the stem, but does improve shock damping.
    2.4 (of pipe) boquilla (feminine), caña (feminine)
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    • It originally hails from America where Native Americans used its hollowed-out stems as tobacco pipes and tubes.
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    • These little charms, when hung around the stem of a wine glass, personalize the drink and make it easy to decipher which wine glass is yours on a crowded cluttered party table.
    • The oldest surviving wine glass with a stem and foot are 15th century enameled goblets that holds more than four ounces of liquid.
    • Dani's fingers tighten around the stem of the wineglass she's holding.
  • 3 [Linguistics/Lingüística] raíz (feminine); (with a thematic element) tema (masculine)
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    • This is a scientific term derived by making an English plural from octopod, which is the bare stem of the Greek word, not its singular.
    • Vary site descriptions by using word stems and related keywords.
    • A typical Ojibwa sentence contains a multipart verb, the core meaning of which is carried by a verb stem, itself composed of meaningful elements.
  • 4 [Nautical/Náutica] from stem to stern de proa a popa
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    • Experts who have been diving to the wreck off Portsmouth for the last month have excavated a five-metre-long piece of wood which they believe is the front stem of the ship's keel.
    • We would then come up the stem of the ship for a landing.
    • So a team from the dock came on-board and inspected the ship, stem to stern.

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Word of the day casquillo
m
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Cultural fact of the day

Mossos d'Esquadra is the name of the police force of the Catalan autonomous region. It has a wide range of responsibilities but the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional also operate in Catalonia.

There are 3 translations of stem in Spanish:

stem2

vt (-mm-)

  • [flow/bleeding] contener*, parar; [outbreak/decline] detener*, poner* freno a
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    • We created an outside stop tap to stem the flow and then covered the hole over with boarding as a temporary measure.
    • The French embassy said it was unbiased guidance for French companies who were thinking of moving; others, like Cadic, saw it as a thinly veiled attempt to stem the flow.
    • The Royal Navy will attempt to stem the flow of oil from the sunken Royal Oak battleship by carrying out tests on a replica of the vessel.
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    • The budget was therefore crucial to the ruling coalition, particularly the JVP, to stem a collapse of popular support.
    • Even "Trojan" buses packed with police failed to stem the problem.
    • Yet there appears to be no effective means to stem its activities.

vi (-mm-)

  • to stem from sth provenir* or ser* producto de algo

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Word of the day casquillo
m
case …
Cultural fact of the day

Mossos d'Esquadra is the name of the police force of the Catalan autonomous region. It has a wide range of responsibilities but the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional also operate in Catalonia.

There are 3 translations of stem in Spanish:

STEM

Pronunciation: /stɛm; stɛm/

n

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths
    CTIM (feminine)

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Word of the day casquillo
m
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Cultural fact of the day

Mossos d'Esquadra is the name of the police force of the Catalan autonomous region. It has a wide range of responsibilities but the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional also operate in Catalonia.