Meaning of gemma

gem•ma

Pronunciation: ( jem'u), [key]
— pl. gem•mae
  1. a bud.
  2. a cell or cluster of cells, or a leaflike or budlike body, that separates from the parent plant to form a new organism, as in mosses and liverworts.
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