gemmaceous

gemmaceous

[je-mey-shuhs]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or resembling gemmae.

Origin:
1850–55; gemm(a) + -aceous

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gemma (ˈdʒɛmə)
 
n , pl -mae
1.  a small asexual reproductive structure in liverworts, mosses, etc, that becomes detached from the parent and develops into a new individual
2.  zoology another name for gemmule
 
[C18: from Latin: bud, gem]
 
gemmaceous
 
adj

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