gemmiparous

[ je-mip-er-uh s ]
/ dʒɛˈmɪp ər əs /

adjective

producing or reproducing by buds or gemmae.

Origin of gemmiparous

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

Related forms

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

/ (dʒɛˈmɪpərəs) /

adjective

(of plants and animals) reproducing by gemmae or budsAlso: gemmiferous (dʒɛˈmɪfərəs)

Derived Forms

gemmiparously, adverb
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