gemmation

[je-mey-shuh n]
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noun Biology.

reproduction by gemmae.

Nearby words

  1. geminiflorous,
  2. gemma,
  3. gemmaceous,
  4. gemmae,
  5. gemmate,
  6. gemmiferous,
  7. gemmiform,
  8. gemmipara,
  9. gemmiparous,
  10. gemmological

Origin of gemmation

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

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Medicine definitions for gemmation

gemmation

[jĕ-māshən]

n.

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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