stem

  • 181 stem-like — resembling a stem, similar to a stem …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 182 stem the tide — to stop something bad which is happening a lot. We have to stem the tide of emigration if our economy is to recover. (often + of) Ohio State were losing 24 48 when Jackson stepped in to stem the tide …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 183 stem christiania — /stɛm krɪstiˈaniə/ (say stem kristee ahneeuh) noun (in skiing) a turn executed by stemming one ski and bringing the skis parallel into a christiania during the turn. Also, stem christie …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 184 stem stitch — /ˈstɛm stɪtʃ/ (say stem stich) noun a type of stitch used in embroidery which is always overlapping the previous stitch by half; used to outline a design. –stem stitching, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 185 stem-winder — /ˈstɛm waɪndə/ (say stem wuynduh) noun a watch wound by turning a knob at the stem …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 186 stem-winding — /ˈstɛm waɪndɪŋ/ (say stem wuynding) adjective wound, as a watch, by turning a knob at the stem …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 187 stem cell — An undifferentiated somatic cell that is capable of either division to give rise to daughter stem cells, or differentiating into any specialized cell type given the appropriate signals. Cultured stem cells are critical to the concept of… …

    Glossary of Biotechnology

  • 188 stem length — On a bicycle, the distance from the center of the stem bolt to the center of the handlebar clamp. Stem length is usually represented in metric measurement (centimeters or millimeters) rather than imperial (inches) …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 189 stem rise — The angle of the stem measured in degrees. Most road bicycles have stem rises of either 17° (a more upright position), or 0° (putting the rider in a lower, more aerodynamic position) …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 190 stem seal — A valve stem seal between the valve and cylinder head. Also see valve stem seal …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 191 stem-cell research — noun research on stem cells and their use in medicine • Hypernyms: ↑biological research • Hyponyms: ↑embryonic stem cell research …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 192 stem borer — noun Etymology: stem (I) : an insect larva that bores in plant stems; especially : a cerambycid larva of the genus Oberea * * * stem borer, an insect whose larva bores in the stems of plants …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 193 stem leaf — noun : a cauline leaf * * * stem leaf, a leaf growing from the stem; a cauline leaf …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 194 stem mother — noun Etymology: stem (I) : a sexually produced female that produces parthenogenetically a colony of offspring; especially : an aphid that develops from an overwintering egg and gives rise to the summer generation compare fundatrix * * * stem… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 195 stem-root — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a root (as an adventitious or prop root) arising from a stem above the juncture of stem and basal root …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 196 stem sickness — noun : a disease of clover caused by the bulb eelworm (Ditylenchus dipsaci) * * * stem sickness, a disease of clover caused by the stem eelworm, that brings about first a stunted condition and finally the death of the plant …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 197 stem-winding — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : wound by an inside mechanism turned by the knurled knob at the outside end of the stem a stem winding watch …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 198 stem the tide — {v. phr.} To resist; hold back something of great pressure or strength. * /The way to stem the tide of juvenile delinquency is to strengthen education and to pass a stiff gun control law./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 199 stem the tide — {v. phr.} To resist; hold back something of great pressure or strength. * /The way to stem the tide of juvenile delinquency is to strengthen education and to pass a stiff gun control law./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 200 stem cell — noun Date: 1896 an unspecialized cell that gives rise to differentiated cells < hematopoietic stem cells in bone marrow > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary


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