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Noun: stemma (stemmata)  ste-mu
  1. A tree diagram showing a reconstruction of the transmission of manuscripts of a literary work
  2. The hereditary derivation of an individual
    "his entire stemma has been warriors";
    - lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stock
  3. An eye having a single lens
    - simple eye, ocellus

Derived forms: stemmata

Type of: eye, family tree, genealogy, oculus, optic, tree, tree diagram

Encyclopedia: Stemma