gemma

noun

gem·​ma ˈje-mə How to pronounce gemma (audio)
plural gemmae ˈje-ˌmē How to pronounce gemma (audio)
: bud
broadly : an asexual reproductive body that becomes detached from a parent plant

Word History

Etymology

Latin

First Known Use

circa 1741, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 28 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

gemma

noun
gem·​ma ˈjem-ə How to pronounce gemma (audio)
plural gemmae -ˌē How to pronounce gemma (audio)
: bud
broadly : an asexual reproductive body that becomes detached from a parent plant

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