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[je-mip-er-uh s]
  1. producing or reproducing by buds or gemmae.
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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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Historical Examples of gemmiparous

  • Passing to the invertebrate animals, we meet with two other modes of reproduction, the gemmiparous and fissiparous.

    The Religion of Geology and Its Connected Sciences

    Edward Hitchcock

  • Gemmiparous: applied to that form of asexual reproduction where new individuals arise as buds from the germ body of the parent.

British Dictionary definitions for gemmiparous


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