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bud

 [bud]
1. a structure on a plant, often round, that encloses an undeveloped flower or leaf.
2. something resembling the bud of a plant, especially a protuberance in the embryo from which an organ or part develops.
end bud the remnant of the embryonic primitive knot, from which arises the caudal part of the trunk.
limb bud one of the four lateral swellings appearing in vertebrate embryos, which develop into the two pairs of limbs.
tail bud
the primordium of the caudal appendage.
taste b's end organs of the gustatory nerve containing the receptor surfaces for the sense of taste.
ureteric bud a dorsal outgrowth of the mesonephric duct near its entry into the cloaca; it is the primordium of the ureter, renal pelvis, calices, and collecting tubules of the kidneys.
bud of urethra bulb of urethra.

bud

(bŭd),
1. An outgrowth that resembles the bud of a plant, usually pluripotential, and capable of differentiating and growing into a definitive structure.
See also: gemmation.
2. To give rise to such an outgrowth.
See also: gemmation.
3. A small outgrowth from a parent cell; a form of asexual reproduction.

bud

(bŭd)
n.
1. Botany
a. A small protuberance on a stem or branch, sometimes enclosed in protective scales and containing an undeveloped leaf, flower, or leafy shoot.
b. The stage or condition of having buds: branches in full bud.
2. Biology
a. An asexual reproductive structure, as in yeast or a hydra, that consists of an outgrowth capable of developing into a new individual.
b. A small, rounded organic part, such as a taste bud, that resembles a plant bud.
v. budded, budding, buds
v.intr.
1. To put forth or produce buds: a plant that buds in early spring.
2. To reproduce asexually by forming a bud.

bud′der n.

bud

Botany
A small swelling or projection on a plant, from which a shoot, cluster of leaves or flowers develop; a rudimentary, undeveloped shoot, leaf or flower.

Drug slang
A regional term for marijuana.

Embryology
See Syncytial bud.

bud

(bŭd)
1. An outgrowth that resembles the bud of a plant, usually pluripotential, and capable of differentiating and growing into a definitive structure.
2. To give rise to such an outgrowth.
See also: gemmation
3. A small outgrowth from a parent cell; a form of asexual reproduction.

bud

an undeveloped embryonic shoot in a plant containing a meristematic area (see MERISTEM) for cell division, surrounded by leaf primordia (immature leaves) with often an outer protective layer of scales formed from modified leaves. The tip of a twig usually carries a terminal bud, while leaves generally have a lateral bud in their AXILS.
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"We only arrived on Wednesday night and Buddy went missing next day.
Maria, whose second husband has also since died, says the hologram will "introduce Buddy to a new generation".
The video then jumps to a scene where Buddy and Whitney are staring right into the camera.
"Then Buddy, who was a lot smaller, looked like the little Christmas elf Buddy.
"To be selected to join The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation board is an honor as well as an important opportunity to help further a very worthwhile cause in his memory," said Mr.
Buddy's only condition was that no one above 50 years of age should be hired because Buddy believes that older craftsmen tend to guard their own skills and are not likely to share them with young apprentices.
Seen by more than 22 million people since it opened in London's West End in 1989, Buddy speaks an international language and continues to have audiences from eight to 80 years old rockin' in the aisles across the globe!
As Robert Wyatt told us: "Buddy Holly just works every time you put it on - just as well as it did in the first place.
Sookocheff's decision to make the imaginary world reflect the colour and shapes of the workaday objects that inspired it adds to the humour but also shows how Buddy and the rest of us literalists can be transported under the spell of a compelling storyteller.
The Buddy Bear is a sculpture in the form of a very friendly bear with raised arms and an attitude full of optimism, part of the Buddy Bear project founded in Berlin to promote tolerance and understanding between people, cultures and religions.
Since I've never had the opportunity to introduce Buddy Shurden to a public gathering as I have the other mentors, I want to at least share some tidbits of how he has impacted my life and my scholarship.
Such was the force of the attack, theStaffie broke Buddy's jaw and popped his left eye out its socket.