What is stem?

  • (verb): Cause to point inward.
    Example: "Stem your skis"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on stem:

Eva Feldman - Career
... Currently, she is conducting the first human clinical trial of a stem cell therapy for ALS ... Institute played an important role in educating Michigan citizens on the importance of stem cell research in the study and treatment of disease ... voters approved a constitutional amendment lifting restrictions on stem cell research in the state ...

More definitions of "stem":

  • (verb): Remove the stem from.
    Example: "For automatic natural language processing, the words must be stemmed"
  • (noun): Front part of a vessel or aircraft.
    Synonyms: bow, fore, prow
  • (noun): Cylinder forming a long narrow part of something.
    Synonyms: shank
  • (noun): A slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ.
    Synonyms: stalk
  • (noun): A turn made in skiing; the back of one ski is forced outward and the other ski is brought parallel to it.
    Synonyms: stem turn
  • (noun): The tube of a tobacco pipe.
  • (noun): (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed.
    Example: "Thematic vowels are part of the stem"
    Synonyms: root, root word, base, theme, radical
  • (verb): Grow out of, have roots in, originate in.
    Example: "The increase in the national debt stems from the last war"

Famous quotes containing the word stem:

    The lotus’ stem is as long as the depth of water,
    So men’s height is just as great as their inner strength.
    Tiruvalluvar (c. 5th century A.D.)

    Apples? New Hampshire has them, but unsprayed,
    With no suspicion in stem end or blossom end
    Of vitriol or arsenate of lead,
    And so not good for anything but cider.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    The melon is growing but its stem is shriveling.
    Russian popular saying, trans. by Vladimir Ivanovich Shlyakov (1993)