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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 stem·ma /ˈstɛmə/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stem·ma n.; pl. Stemmata   Zool. (a) One of the ocelli of an insect. See Ocellus. (b) One of the facets of a compound eye of any arthropod.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a tree diagram showing a reconstruction of the transmission
           of manuscripts of a literary work
      2: the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has
         been warriors" [syn: lineage, line, line of descent,
          descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree,
          ancestry, origin, parentage, stock]
      3: an eye having a single lens [syn: simple eye, ocellus]
      [also: stemmata (pl)]