gemmiparous

[je-mip-er-uh s]
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adjective

producing or reproducing by buds or gemmae.

Nearby words

  1. gemmate,
  2. gemmation,
  3. gemmiferous,
  4. gemmiform,
  5. gemmipara,
  6. gemmological,
  7. gemmologist,
  8. gemmulation,
  9. gemmule,
  10. gemmuliferous

Origin of gemmiparous

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

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

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British Dictionary definitions for gemmiparous

gemmiparous

adjective

(of plants and animals) reproducing by gemmae or budsAlso: gemmiferous (dʒɛˈmɪfərəs)
Derived Formsgemmiparously, adverb

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