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Definition 1: an ancient upright stone slab bearing markings - [noun denoting artifact]

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(stele is a kind of ...) an artifact surviving from the past

(stele is a kind of ...) building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose

"he wanted a special stone to mark the site"

(... is an instance of stele) a part of an inscribed granite stela that was originally about six feet tall and was set up in 196 BC; the inscriptions in hieroglyphics and Demotic and Greek gave the first clues to the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphics

Definition 2: the usually cylindrical central vascular portion of the axis of a vascular plant - [noun denoting plant]

(stele is a kind of ...) tissue that conducts water and nutrients through the plant body in higher plants

(... is part of stele) the main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged

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