Gemma meaning

jĕmə
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An asexual budlike propagule capable of developing into a new individual, as in liverworts.
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An asexual budlike propagule capable of developing into a new individual, as in liverworts.
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A budlike mass of undifferentiated tissue which serves as a means of vegetative reproduction among mosses and liverworts. The gemmae, often formed in structures called gemma cups, are usually dispersed from the parent plant by the splashing of raindrops, after which they develop into new individuals.
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(botany) Bud; an asexual reproductive structure, as found in liverworts and hydra, able to produce new individuals from a cluster of cells.
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A female given name of Italian origin. Popular in the UK in the 1980s and the 1990s.
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(astronomy): A bright binary star in the constellation Corona Borealis; Alpha (α) Coronae Borealis.
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(biol.) A budlike outgrowth which becomes detached and develops into a new organism, as in certain liverworts.
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Origin of gemma

  • Latin bud gembh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin gemma (“bud on a plant”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin gemma, "jewel".

    From Wiktionary