Gemmiparous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Gemmiparous (Biol) Producing buds; reproducing by buds. See Gemmation, 1.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gemmiparous Producing buds or gems.
    • gemmiparous Producing young by a process of internal gemmation, without sexual intercourse, as the wingless forms of aphids; geneagenetic. See gemmation, geneagenesis.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Gemmiparous (zool.) reproducing by buds growing on the body
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. gemmipare,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. gemmāre, -ātum.

Usage

In literature:

Gemmiparous: applied to that form of asexual reproduction where new individuals arise as buds from the germ body of the parent.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
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