gemmation

noun

gem·​ma·​tion je-ˈmā-shən How to pronounce gemmation (audio)
: reproduction by gemmae

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gemmation was circa 1839

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“Gemmation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gemmation. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition

gemmation

noun
gem·​ma·​tion je-ˈmā-shən How to pronounce gemmation (audio)
: asexual reproduction (as in some protozoans) in which a new organism originates as a localized area of growth on or within the parent and subsequently differentiates into a new individual
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