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gemmate

[ jem-eyt ]
/ ˈdʒɛm eɪt /
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adjective
having buds; increasing by budding.
verb (used without object), gem·mat·ed, gem·mat·ing.
to put forth buds; increase by budding.
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Origin of gemmate

First recorded in 1840–50, gemmate is from the Latin word gemmātus budded, adorned with gems. See gemma, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for gemmate

gemmate
/ (ˈdʒɛmeɪt) /

adjective
(of some plants and animals) having or reproducing by gemmae
verb
(intr) to produce or reproduce by gemmae

Derived forms of gemmate

gemmation, noun
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