[ stem-uh ]
/ ˈstɛm ə /
noun, plural stem·ma·ta [stem-uh-tuh] /ˈstɛm ə tə/.
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Origin of stemma
1650–60; < New Latin < Greek stémma wreath, garland, derivative (with -ma noun suffix of result) from root of stéphos garland, stéphein to crown; from the crownlike appearance of ocelli in certain insects
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British Dictionary definitions for stemma
/ (ˈstɛmə) /
a family tree; pedigree
Word Origin for stemma
C19: via Latin from Greek stemma garland, wreath, from stephein to crown, wreathe
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