His wife, he noted, suffers from multiple sclerosis, and he said he hoped work on stem cells might lead scientists to a cure. ''
Sweeping ‘t’ bars sometimes soar above the ‘t’ stem, signaling goals far above the reach of ordinary mortals.
In part, it may stem from what looks like an increasingly “political” Court.
Bush may have discouraged some of the best graduate students from going into the stem cell research field.
Republican legislatures are looking for any way to stem the tide, and religious exemptions are one way to do that.
The stem is generally clothed with branches nearly to the ground.
His brow was puckered and his lips shut tightly on the stem of his pipe.
The fertile cone is small, and is placed at the top of the stem.
I must take ship and stem the seas; and Yu shall go with me.
Or a doctor, fighting madly against the decree of the Omnipotent, daring to try to stem the flowing tide of death.
Old English stemn, stefn "stem of a plant," also "either end-post of a ship," from Proto-Germanic *stamniz (cf. Old Saxon stamm, Old Norse stafn "stem of a ship;" Danish stamme, Swedish stam "trunk of a tree;" Old High German stam, German Stamm), from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).
Meaning "support of a wineglass" is from 1835. Stem-winding watches (1875) were advanced and desirable when introduced, hence slang stem-winder "excellent thing" (1892). The nautical sense is preserved in the phrase stem to stern "along the full length" (of a ship), attested from 1620s. The verbal phrase stems from, first recorded 1932, American English, translates German stammen aus, probably from a figurative sense represented by English stem (n.) in the sense of "stock of a family, line of descent" (c.1540; cf. family tree, and German stammvater "tribal ancestor," literally "stem-father"). Stem cell attested by 1885.
"to hold back," c.1300, from Old Norse stemma "to stop," from Proto-Germanic *stamjan (cf. Swedish stämma, Old Saxon stemmian, Middle Dutch stemon, German stemmen "stop, resist, oppose"), from PIE root *stem- "to strike against something" (cf. Lithuanian stumiu "thrust, push"). Phrase to stem the tide is literally "to hold back the tide," but often is confused with stem (v.) in sense of "to make headway against, head in a certain course" (late 14c.), which is from stem (n.)).
A supporting structure resembling the stalk of a plant.