from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Production of or reproduction by gemmae.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The arrangement or phyllotaxy of leaf-buds.
  • noun In botany, the act of budding; also, the manner in which a young leaf is folded up in the bud before its unfolding.
  • noun In zoology, the process of reproduction by buds; the formation of a new individual by the protrusion and complete or partial separation of a part of the parent; budding.
  • noun Also called gemmulation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Biol.) The formation of a new individual, either animal or vegetable, by a process of budding; an asexual method of reproduction; gemmulation; gemmiparity. See Budding.
  • noun (Bot.) The arrangement of buds on the stalk; also, of leaves in the bud.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun biology asexual reproduction via gemmae

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun asexual reproduction in which a local growth on the surface or in the body of the parent becomes a separate individual


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin gemmātus, past participle of gemmāre, to bud, from gemma, bud; see gembh- in Indo-European roots.]



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