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gemmate

[jem-eyt] /ˈdʒɛm eɪt/
adjective
1.
having buds; increasing by budding.
verb (used without object), gemmated, gemmating.
2.
to put forth buds; increase by budding.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Latin gemmātus budded, adorned with gems. See gemma, -ate1
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gemmate

/ˈdʒɛmeɪt/
adjective
1.
(of some plants and animals) having or reproducing by gemmae
verb
2.
(intransitive) to produce or reproduce by gemmae
Derived Forms
gemmation, noun
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