One of the parts of the body by means of which animals stand and walk, specif., in human beings,
The long stem or body of an arrow or spear
Either of the front legs of a quadruped.
The main, often long or slender part of a plant that usually grows upward above the ground and supports other parts, such as branches and leaves. Plants have evolved a number of tissue arrangements in the stem. Seedless vascular plants (such as mosses and ferns) have primary vascular tissue in an inner core, a cylindrical ring, or individual strands scattered amid the ground tissue. In eudicots, magnoliids, and conifers, the stem develops a continuous cylindrical layer or a ring of separate bundles of vascular tissue (including secondary vascular tissue) embedded in the ground tissue. In monocots and some herbaceous eudicots, individual strands of primary vascular tissue are scattered in the ground tissue.
The section of the leg or hind limb between the knee and foot; shank.
The edible flesh of animals, especially that of mammals as opposed to that of fish or poultry.
One of the two forms of the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet, distinguished from the letter sin by having a dot above the right side of the letter.
The main stem of a plant.
(Naut.) The central section of a ship between the forecastle and the quarterdeck
cylinder forming a long narrow part of something
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