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gemination

[jem-uh-ney-shuh n] /ˌdʒɛm əˈneɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a doubling; duplication; repetition.
2.
Phonetics. the doubling of a consonantal sound.
3.
Rhetoric. the immediate repetition of a word, phrase, etc., for rhetorical effect.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin geminātiōn- (stem of geminātiō), equivalent to gemināt(us) (see geminate) + -iōn- -ion
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  • gemination rates were calculated for the various treatments.
  • After gemination, the plants were thinned to one at each space.
British Dictionary definitions for gemination

gemination

/ˌdʒɛmɪˈneɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or state of being doubled or paired
2.
the doubling of a consonant
3.
the immediate repetition of a word, phrase, or clause for rhetorical effect
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Word Origin and History for gemination
n.

1590s, from Latin geminationem (nominative geminatio) "a doubling," from past participle stem of geminare (see geminate).

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gemination in Medicine

gemination gem·i·na·tion (jěm'ə-nā'shən)
n.
Embryologic partial division of a primordium, as of a single tooth germ forming two teeth.

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