gem-mate

gemmate

[jem-eyt] Botany, Zoology.
adjective
1.
having buds; increasing by budding.
verb (used without object), gemmated, gemmating.
2.
to put forth buds; increase by budding.

Origin:
1840–50; < Latin gemmātus budded, adorned with gems. See gemma, -ate1

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gemmate (ˈdʒɛmeɪt)
 
adj
1.  (of some plants and animals) having or reproducing by gemmae
 
vb
2.  (intr) to produce or reproduce by gemmae
 
gem'mation
 
n

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