In common parlance, a stem
is any elongated, usually narrow, extension or supporting structure of an object. Examples are the stem
of a smoking pipe
of a cut flower
of a wine glass
, etc. Uses of the term specific to certain fields are as follow:
This is a disambiguation page — one that defines subjects and points to articles that share the same name.
- In botany, a stem is the above ground axis of a vascular plant.
- In music, a stem is part of the annotation used to write musical notes.
- In [[rock climbing], a stem is a move that involves two widely spaced holds.