gemma

noun
gem·​ma | \ ˈje-mə How to pronounce gemma (audio) \
plural gemmae\ ˈje-​ˌmē How to pronounce gemma (audio) \

Definition of gemma

: bud broadly : an asexual reproductive body that becomes detached from a parent plant

First Known Use of gemma

circa 1741, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gemma

Latin

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The first known use of gemma was circa 1741

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“Gemma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gemma. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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gemma

noun
gem·​ma | \ ˈjem-ə How to pronounce gemma (audio) \
plural gemmae\ -​ˌē How to pronounce gemma (audio) \

Medical Definition of gemma

: bud broadly : an asexual reproductive body that becomes detached from a parent plant

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