gemmation

gemmation

[je-mey-shuhn]
noun Biology.
reproduction by gemmae.

Origin:
1750–60; < French gemmation. See gemmate, -ion

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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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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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