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Stem or STEM may refer to:

Science and technology[edit]

  • Plant stem, the aboveground structures that have vascular tissue and that support leaves and flowers
  • Scanning transmission electron microscopy, a type of microscopy in which images are formed by electrons passing through an extremely thin specimen
  • Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), a term used for the interdisciplinarity of these fields of study, in order to develop national security and immigration policies, through workforce education and curriculum choices.
  • Spatiotemporal Epidemiological Modeler, software developed by IBM
  • Stem, part of a compound variable in the Rexx computer programming language
  • Stem cell, an undifferentiated biological cell that can differentiate into specialized cells
  • Stem group, of a clade (in biological classification), consists of extinct organisms more closely related to the crown group than to any other extant clade

Arts and entertainment[edit]

Audio production[edit]


Other arts and entertainment[edit]

  • Stem (film), or Upgrade, 2018 Australian science fiction horror film directed by Leigh Whannell
  • The Stems, an Australian garage rock/power pop group from the 1980s

Other uses[edit]

  • Crack stem, a device for smoking crack cocaine
  • Stem (bicycle part), connects the handlebars to the steer tube of a bicycle fork
  • Stems (grape)
  • Stem (lesbian), a woman who exhibits some stereotypical butch and lesbian traits without fitting the masculine stereotype associated with butch lesbians
  • Stem, North Carolina, a city in Granville County, US
  • Stem (ship), the upright member mounted on the forward end of a vessel's keel, to which the strakes are attached
  • Stem (skiing), a technique in skiing
  • Stem (vine)
  •, an educational publisher & service provider
  • Word stem, the part of a word common to all its inflected variants
  • Stem, part of a watch
  • Stem, the first part of a multiple choice question, not including the set of answer options

See also[edit]