Gemmiparity
Gemmiparity Gem`mi*par"i*ty, n. (Biol.) Reproduction by budding; gemmation. See {Budding}. [1913 Webster]

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  • gemmiparous — gemmiparity /jem euh par i tee/, n. gemmiparously, adv. /je mip euhr euhs/, adj. producing or reproducing by buds or gemmae. [1785 95; < NL gemmiparus. See GEMMA, PAROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • Alternate generation — Generation Gen er*a tion, n. [OE. generacioun, F. g[ e]n[ e]ration, fr.L. generatio.] 1. The act of generating or begetting; procreation, as of animals. [1913 Webster] 2. Origination by some process, mathematical, chemical, or vital; production;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gemmation — Gem*ma tion, n. [Cf. F. gemmation.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Biol.) The formation of a new individual, either animal or vegetable, by a process of budding; an asexual method of reproduction; gemmulation; gemmiparity. See {Budding}. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Generation — Gen er*a tion, n. [OE. generacioun, F. g[ e]n[ e]ration, fr.L. generatio.] 1. The act of generating or begetting; procreation, as of animals. [1913 Webster] 2. Origination by some process, mathematical, chemical, or vital; production; formation;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spontaneous generation — Generation Gen er*a tion, n. [OE. generacioun, F. g[ e]n[ e]ration, fr.L. generatio.] 1. The act of generating or begetting; procreation, as of animals. [1913 Webster] 2. Origination by some process, mathematical, chemical, or vital; production;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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