Definition of stem from
- Most of her health problems stem from an accident she had when she was younger.
- His love of the outdoors stems from his father.
: the main trunk of a plant
: a plant part (such as a branch, petiole, or stipe) that supports another (such as a leaf or fruit)
: the complete fruiting stalk of a banana plant with its bananas
: to make headway against (something, such as an adverse tide, current, or wind)
: to check or go counter to (something adverse)
: to remove the stem from
: to make a stem for (something, such as an artificial flower)
: to occur or develop as a consequence : have or trace an origin
: to stop or dam up (something, such as a river)
: to stop or check by or as if by damming
: to turn (a ski) in stemming
: check, dam
: an act or instance of stemming on skis
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