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gemmation

 [jĕ-ma´shun]
development of a new organism from a protuberance on the cell body of the parent, a form of asexual reproduction; called also budding.
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gem·ma·tion

(jem-ā'shŭn),
A form of fission in which the parent cell does not divide, but puts out a small budlike process (daughter cell) with its proportionate amount of chromatin; the daughter cell then separates to begin independent existence.
Synonym(s): bud fission, budding
[L. gemma, a bud]
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gemmation

(jĕ-mā′shən)
n.
Production of or reproduction by gemmae.
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gem·ma·tion

(jem-ā'shŭn)
A form of fission in which the parent cell does not divide but puts out a small budlike process (daughter cell) with its proportionate amount of chromatin; the daughter cell then separates to begin independent existence.
Synonym(s): budding.
[L. gemma, a bud]
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gemmation

  1. the process of forming a GEMMA or gemmae.
  2. any budding (as in Hydra), where a new organism is produced as an outgrowth of the parent.
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