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budding

/ (ˈbʌdɪŋ) /
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adjective
at an early stage of development but showing promise or potentiala budding genius
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Medical definitions for budding

budding
[ bŭdĭng ]

n.
gemmation
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Scientific definitions for budding

budding
[ bŭdĭng ]

A form of asexual reproduction in living organisms in which new individuals form from outgrowths (buds) on the bodies of mature organisms. These outgrowths grow by means of mitotic cell division. Many simple multicellular animals such as hydras and unicellular organisms such as yeasts reproduce by budding.
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