[je-mey-shuh n] /dʒɛˈmeɪ ʃən/

noun, Biology.
reproduction by gemmae.

gemmation gem·ma·tion (jě-mā’shən)
A form of fission in which the parent cell does not divide, but forms a bud-like cell that separates and begins an independent existence. Also called budding, bud fission.


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