gemmiparous

[ je-mip-er-uhs ]

adjective
  1. producing or reproducing by buds or gemmae.

Origin of gemmiparous

1
From the New Latin word gemmiparus, dating back to 1785–95. See gemma, -parous

Other words from gemmiparous

  • gem·mi·par·i·ty [jem-uh-par-i-tee], /ˌdʒɛm əˈpær ɪ ti/, noun
  • gem·mip·a·rous·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for gemmiparous

gemmiparous

/ (dʒɛˈmɪpərəs) /


adjective
  1. (of plants and animals) reproducing by gemmae or buds: Also: gemmiferous (dʒɛˈmɪfərəs)

Derived forms of gemmiparous

  • gemmiparously, adverb

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