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gemmation

[je-mey-shuh n] /dʒɛˈmeɪ ʃən/
noun, Biology
1.
reproduction by gemmae.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; < French gemmation. See gemmate, -ion
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gemmation in Medicine

gemmation gem·ma·tion (jě-mā'shən)
n.
A form of fission in which the parent cell does not divide, but forms a bud-like cell that separates and begins an independent existence. Also called budding, bud fission.

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