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Stipes vs. Stirpes

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Stipesnoun

The vertical beam of a cross used for crucifixion.

Stirpesnoun

(legal) branches, lines of descent, used in the legal expression per stirpes.

Stipesnoun

The basal segment of the maxilla of an insect or a crustacean.

Stipesnoun

A stipe; a stalk or stem.

Stipesnoun

The second joint of a maxilla of an insect or a crustacean.

Stipes

Stipes has several meanings - I was utterly confused by this redirection! Stipes in botany/lichens have absolutely nothing in common with crucifiction!

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