Gemmiparous Gem*mip"a*rous, a. [Cf. F. gemmipare.] (Biol.) Producing buds; reproducing by buds. See {Gemmation}, 1. [1913 Webster]

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  • gemmiparous — [je mip′ə rəs] adj. [< L gemma, a bud (see GEM) + I + PAROUS] Biol. of or reproducing by gemmation; budding …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • gemmiparous — adjective That reproduces by means of buds () …   Wiktionary

  • gemmiparous — adj. (Botany) bearing buds or reproducing by gemma; gemmiferous …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gemmiparous — [dʒɛ mɪp(ə)rəs] adjective Biology reproducing by gemmation …   English new terms dictionary

  • gemmiparous — gem·mip·a·rous …   English syllables

  • gemmiparous — adj. of or propagating by gemmation. Etymology: mod.L gemmiparus f. L gemma bud + parere bring forth …   Useful english dictionary

  • Metagenesis — Met a*gen e*sis, n. [Pref. meta + genesis.] 1. (Biol.) The change of form which one animal species undergoes in a series of successively produced individuals, extending from the one developed from the ovum to the final perfected individual. Hence …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gemmiparously — See gemmiparous. * * * …   Universalium

  • gemmiferous — /je mif euhr euhs/, adj. bearing buds or gemmae; gemmiparous. [1650 60; GEMM(A) + I + FEROUS] * * * …   Universalium

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