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[je-mey-shuh n]
noun Biology.
  1. reproduction by gemmae.
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Origin of gemmation

From the French word gemmation, dating back to 1750–60. See gemmate, -ion
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gemmation in Medicine


  1. A form of fission in which the parent cell does not divide, but forms a bud-like cell that separates and begins an independent existence.budding bud fission
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