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Any budlike or bulblike body, especially a taste bud or end bulb.
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n. pl. gemmae (jĕm′ē′) Botany
An asexual budlike propagule capable of developing into a new individual, as in liverworts.
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gemma(pl. gemmae) a small group of cells that serves as a means of vegetative reproduction in some mosses and liverworts. These cells become detached from the main THALLUS and often occur in cup-like structures referred to as gemma-cups. Each gemma is capable of developing into a new plant.
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