gemmate

adjective
gem·​mate | \ ˈjeˌmāt\

Definition of gemmate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : having gemmae
2 : reproducing by a bud
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Definition of gemmate (Entry 2 of 2)

of coral
: to produce or propagate by a bud

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History and Etymology for gemmate

Adjective

Latin gemmatus, past participle

Intransitive verb

Latin gemmatus, from gemmatus past participle of gemmare to put forth buds, from gemma bud

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