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  • adj. Not of or pertaining to a stem.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ stem

Examples

  • If you want to peel tomatoes before using them (I usually don't bother), cut an X in the flower (nonstem) end, drop them into boiling water until the skin loosens (30 seconds or so), then rinse with cold water, and the skin will come right off.

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  • And if you want to cut them into rings, dig into the flower the nonstem end with a paring knife until you get all the inedible parts out, or use an apple corer.

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  • In other words, Birnbaum and his team hoped to discover which type of cells recovers first: stem cells or nonstem cells.

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  • Surprisingly, the nonstem cells came back more readily than the stem cells.

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  • "If one had ways of treating both the stem cells and the nonstem cells, then the de novo generation of stem cells would be dealt with."

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  • "The possibility is that the nonstem cells in a tumor may regenerate de novo new stem cells," said Robert Weinberg, a leading cancer biologist at M.I.T. and, with Dr. Lander, a co-author of the Cell report.

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