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1A small cellular body or bud that can separate to form a new organism.
- ‘The surface of the outer perine is formed of a nearly homogenous layer giving rise to dimpled elements that are not clearly discrete (e.g., not gemmae or clavae).’
- ‘In addition to leaves, moss stems may bear structures for aesexual reproduction - gemmae or bulbils.’
- ‘Leiocoryphe gemma may be a paedomorphic species derived from some Upper Cambrian trilobite with an effaced cephalon.’
- 1.1another term for chlamydospore
Late 18th century (denoting a leaf bud): from Latin, literally ‘bud, jewel’.
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