Pronunciation: (stīp), [key]
1. Bot., Mycol.a stalk or slender support, as the petiole of a fern frond, the stem supporting the pileus of a mushroom, or a stalklike elongation of the receptacle of a flower.
2. Zool.a stemlike part, as a footstalk; stalk.
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