gemmation

noun
gem·​ma·​tion | \ je-ˈmā-shən How to pronounce gemmation (audio) \

Definition of gemmation

: reproduction by gemmae

First Known Use of gemmation

circa 1839, in the meaning defined above

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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 23 Jan. 2021.

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gemmation

noun
gem·​ma·​tion | \ je-ˈmā-shən How to pronounce gemmation (audio) \

Medical Definition of gemmation

: 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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