May
26
2014

stem

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

stem

noun
definition:  the main axis of a plant, usu. above ground, from which branches, leaves, flowers, or fruits may arise.
example:  Several flowers grew off each stem of the roses.

intransitive verb
definition:  to originate or arise (usually followed by “from” or “out of”).
example:  His pride stems from his many accomplishments.
example:  She couldn’t imagine what her son’s anger stemmed from.
example:  Her choice of topic for the book stemmed from her experiences living in Asia.

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