Gemmule



[jem-yool] /ˈdʒɛm yul/

noun
1.
Botany. .
2.
Zoology. an asexually produced mass of cells that is capable of developing into an animal, as a freshwater sponge.
3.
Evolution. one of the hypothetical living units conceived by Darwin in the theory of pangenesis as the bearers of the hereditary attributes.
/ˈdʒɛmjuːl/
noun
1.
(zoology) a cell or mass of cells produced asexually by sponges and developing into a new individual; bud
2.
(botany) a small gemma
3.
a small hereditary particle postulated by Darwin in his theory of pangenesis

gemmule gem·mule (jěm’yōōl)
n.
The small bud that projects from the parent cell during gemmation.
gemmule
(jěm’yl)
A small gemma or similar structure, especially a reproductive structure in some sponges that remains dormant through the winter and later develops into a new individual.

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