Stem

  • 161 stem from — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms stem from : present tense I/you/we/they stem from he/she/it stems from present participle stemming from past tense stemmed from past participle stemmed from stem from something to be caused by something His… …

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  • 162 Stem (ship) — The stem is the very most forward part of a boat or ship s bow and is an extension of the keel itself and curves up to the wale of the boat. The stem is more often found on wooden boats or ships, but not exclusively. The stem is part of the… …

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  • 163 stem the tide —    If people try to stem the tide, they are trying to stop something unpleasant from getting worse, usually when they don t succeed.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you stem the tide (of events), you stop the development of something… …

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  • 164 stem to stern — (from) stem to stern completely. We overhauled the car from stem to stern. Related vocabulary: from top to bottom Etymology: based on the literal meaning of from the stem to the stern (= from the front end to the back end of a ship) …

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  • 165 stem cell — /ˈstɛm sɛl/ (say stem sel) noun Biology a cell in a bodily tissue or organ which is undifferentiated as to form and function but which is capable of dividing and renewing itself and in this process can give rise to a specialised cell type; found… …

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  • 166 stem eelworm — noun also stem nematode : bulb eelworm * * * stem eelworm, a minute nematoid which causes stem sickness in clover …

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  • 167 stem stitch — noun : an embroidery outlining stitch (as for making stems); especially : an overlapping stitch that produces a corded appearance * * * stem stitch noun An overlapping stitch used in embroidery • • • Main Entry: ↑stem * * * stem stitch, a stitch… …

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  • 168 stem rot — Plant Pathol. 1. a symptom or phase of many diseases of plants, characterized by decay of the stem tissues. 2. any disease so characterized. * * * stem rot, 1. a fungous disease attacking the stem of the tomato, banana, sweet potato, and other… …

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  • 169 stem rust — noun Date: 1899 1. a rust attacking the stem of a plant; especially a destructive disease especially of wheat caused by a rust fungus (Puccinia graminis) which produces reddish brown lesions in the uredospore stage and black lesions in the… …

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  • 170 stem-winder — noun Date: 1875 1. a stem winding watch 2. [from the superiority of the stem winding watch over the older key wound watch] one that is first rate of its kind; especially a stirring speech …

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  • 171 stem-winding — adjective Date: 1867 wound by an inside mechanism turned by the knurled knob on the stem < a stem winding watch > …

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  • 172 Stem cell factor — Stammzellfaktor Oberflächenmodell von SCF Dimer (grün) am Rezeptor Dimer nach PDB  …

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  • 173 stem cell — (1) Cell that gives rise to a lineage of cells. (2) More commonly used of a cell that, upon division, produces dissimilar daughters, one replacing the original stem cell, the other differentiating further (eg. stem cells in basal layers of skin,… …

    Dictionary of molecular biology

  • 174 Stem cell harvest — The taking of stem cells for use in cancer or other treatment. Usually these cells are taken from the patient’s own bone marrow. The procedure usually involves use of a general anesthetic and an overnight hospital stay. Small cuts are made over… …

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  • 175 Stem cell harvest, peripheral blood — A technique for obtaining stem cells from the patient s blood for use in bone marrow transplantation. They are lured out of the bone marrow by a special regimen of drugs. The blood is then filtered through a machine, and the stem cells are… …

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  • 176 stem cells — undifferentiated cells with the ability to divide and proliferate to provide precursor cells that can differentiate into specialized cells. See also embryonic stem c s and hematopoietic stem c s …

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  • 177 stem from — phr verb Stem from is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑idea, ↑misunderstanding, ↑problem, ↑shortcoming Stem from is used with these nouns as the object: ↑fact …

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

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  • 179 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 …

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  • 180 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 …

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