Gemmation

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gemmation \Gem*ma"tion\, noun [Cf. F. gemmation.]

1. (Biol.) The formation of a new individual, either animal or vegetable, by a process of budding; an asexual method of reproduction; gemmulation; gemmiparity. See {Budding}.

2. (Bot.) The arrangement of buds on the stalk; also, of leaves in the bud.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

gemmation

noun

1: asexual reproduction in which a local growth on the surface or in the body of the parent becomes a separate individual [syn: {pullulation}, {gemmation}]


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