Definition of gemmiparous in English:

gemmiparous

adjective

Biology
  • (of a plant or animal) reproducing by gemmation.

    • ‘The tests show that the primycin salts exhibit an outstanding activity on gram positive bacteria while the effect on gram negative bacteria and gemmiparous fungi is lower.’
    • ‘I am as unwilling to believe in gemmiparous insects as in hermaphrodite insects.’
    • ‘As for asexual reproduction, the authors discuss why vegetative reproduction works so well for so many aquatic plants: rhizomatous growth (clonal growth), as well as reproduction through fragmentation and the production of corms, stolons, tubers, turions and gemmiparous plantlets.’

Origin

Late 18th century: from modern Latin gemmiparus, from Latin gemma bud, jewel + parere produce, give birth to.

Pronunciation:

gemmiparous

/jeˈmipərəs/