Stem or STEM may refer to:


* Plant stem, the aboveground structures that have vascular tissue and that support leaves and flowers ** Stipe (botany), a stalk that supports some other structure ** Stipe (mycology), the stem supporting the cap of a mushroom ** Stem (vine), part of a grapevine ** Trunk (botany), the stem and main wooden axis of a tree * 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


* Stem (ship), the upright member mounted on the forward end of a vessel's keel, to which the strakes are attached * Stem (bicycle part), connects the handlebars to the steer tube of a bicycle fork * Stem (glass), the stem of a drinking glass * Stem, part of a watch * Crack stem, a device for smoking crack cocaine

Technology and computing

* Scanning transmission electron microscopy, a type of microscopy * Spatiotemporal Epidemiological Modeler, software developed by IBM * Stem, part of a compound variable in the Rexx computer programming language

Music and audio production

* Stem (audio), a collection of audio sources mixed together to be dealt with downstream as one unit * Stem (music), a part of a written musical note * Stem mixing and mastering, a method of mixing audio material * The Stems, an Australian garage rock/power pop group from the 1980s


* "Stem", a song by Canadian musician Hayden from the 1995 album ''Everything I Long For'' * "Stem" (DJ Shadow song), a song by DJ Shadow from the 1996 album ''Endtroducing.....'' * "Stem", a song by American industrial metal band Static-X from the 1999 album ''Wisconsin Death Trip'' * "Stem" (Ringo Sheena song), a song by Ringo Sheena from the 2003 album ''Kalk Samen Kuri no Hana'' * "Die Stem van Suid-Afrika", a former national anthem of South Africa, used during the apartheid era

Language and writing

* Word stem, the part of a word common to all its inflected variants ** Stemming, a process in natural language processing * Stem (typography), the main vertical stroke of a letter * Stem (music), a part of a written musical note * Stem, the first part of a multiple choice question, not including the set of answer options

Other uses

* Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), a term used for this group of disciplines * ''Stem'' (film), or ''Upgrade'', 2018 Australian science fiction horror film * Stem (lesbian), a woman who exhibits some stereotypical butch and lesbian traits * Stem (skiing), a technique in skiing * Stem, a term in climbing * Stem, North Carolina, a city in Granville County, US * STEM.org, an educational publisher & service provider * Main stem of a river

See also

* STEM (disambiguation) * Stemm (disambiguation) * STEM Academy (disambiguation) {{disambiguation