gemmation

noun gem·ma·tion \ je-ˈmā-shən \

Definition of gemmation

: reproduction by gemmae

First Known Use of gemmation

circa 1839

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gemmation

noun gem·ma·tion \ je-ˈmā-shən \

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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