Definitions of stemma
  1. noun
    the descendants of one individual
    synonyms: ancestry, blood, blood line, bloodline, descent, line, line of descent, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, stock
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    family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, phratry, sept
    people descended from a common ancestor
    a family line of descent
    members of a family line
    the people of your home locality (especially your own family)
    aristocratic family line
    a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
    gens, name
    family based on male descent
    type of:
    family tree, genealogy
    successive generations of kin
  2. noun
    a tree diagram showing a reconstruction of the transmission of manuscripts of a literary work
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    type of:
    tree, tree diagram
    a figure that branches from a single root
  3. noun
    an eye having a single lens
    synonyms: ocellus, simple eye
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    any of the numerous small cone-shaped eyes that make up the compound eyes of some arthropods
    type of:
    eye, oculus, optic
    the organ of sight
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