[jem-eyt]Botany, ZoologySee more synonyms for gemmate on Thesaurus.com
- having buds; increasing by budding.
verb (used without object), gem·mat·ed, gem·mat·ing.
- to put forth buds; increase by budding.
Origin of gemmate
First recorded in 1840–50, gemmate
is from the Latin
budded, adorned with gems. See gemma
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for gemmate
- (of some plants and animals) having or reproducing by gemmae
Derived Formsgemmation, noun
- (intr) to produce or reproduce by gemmae
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