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Any budlike or bulblike body, especially a taste bud or end bulb.
n. pl. gemmae (jĕm′ē′) Botany
An asexual budlike propagule capable of developing into a new individual, as in liverworts.
[jem′ə] pl. gemmae
Etymology: L, bud
1 also called gemmule. a budlike projection produced by some organisms during budding, a type of asexual reproduction.
2 any budlike or bulblike structure, such as a taste bud or end bulb. gemmaceous, adj.