stems is the plural form of stem.
1. (of plant) 
a. el tallo (M) 
2. (of glass) 
a. el pie (M) 
3. (of tobacco pipe) 
a. el tubo (M) 
4. (of word) 
a. la raíz (F) 
transitive verb
5. (halt) 
a. contener 
intransitive verb
6. (general) 
to stem fromderivarse de
stem [stem]
1 [of plant] tallo (m); [of tree] tronco (m); [of leaf] pedúnculo (m); [of glass] pie (m); [of pipe] tubo (m); cañón (m); (Mec) vástago (m); [of word] tema (m)
2 (Náut) roda (f); tajamar (m)
from stem to stern de proa a popa
intransitive verb
to stem from sth ser el resultado de algo
stem cell (n) célula (f) madre
stem cell research (n) investigación (f) con células madre
stem [stem]
transitive verb
(check, stop) [+blood] restañar; [+attack, flood] detener
to stem the tide of events detener el curso de los acontecimientos
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