[je-mey-shuh n]

noun Biology.

reproduction by gemmae.

Origin of gemmation

From the French word gemmation, dating back to 1750–60. See gemmate, -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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