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gem·ma

 (jĕm′ə)
n. pl. gem·mae (jĕm′ē′) Botany
An asexual budlike propagule capable of developing into a new individual, as in liverworts.

[Latin, bud; see gembh- in Indo-European roots.]

gemma

(ˈdʒɛmə)
n, pl -mae (-miː)
1. (Botany) a small asexual reproductive structure in liverworts, mosses, etc, that becomes detached from the parent and develops into a new individual
2. (Zoology) zoology another name for gemmule1
[C18: from Latin: bud, gem]
gemmaceous adj

gem•ma

(ˈdʒɛm ə)

n., pl. gem•mae (ˈdʒɛm i)
any budlike structure or outgrowth that can separate from the parent to form a new identical individual.
[1760–70; < Latin: bud, gem]

gem·ma

(jĕm′ə)
A bud-like outgrowth on certain organisms, such as the liverworts and mosses, that separates from the parent organism and develops into a new individual.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gemma - small asexual reproductive structure in e.g. liverworts and mosses that detaches from the parent and develops into a new individualgemma - small asexual reproductive structure in e.g. liverworts and mosses that detaches from the parent and develops into a new individual
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
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It rolls away from its source with so inconsiderable a current, that it appears unlikely to escape being dried up by the hot season, but soon receiving an increase from the Gemma, the Keltu, the Bransu, and other less rivers, it is of such a breadth in the plain of Boad, which is not above three days' journey from its source, that a ball shot from a musket will scarce fly from one bank to the other.
Her daughter Penelope was born healthy but after a long battle with illness Gemma was told NHS doctors could do no more to save her.
It appears that Ryan and Gemma were photographed together by the paparazzi as they headed in to Ryan's George's Restaurant in Worsley.
And Gemma later discovered Alex not only had a whole different identity, but she claims he He'd saying also had a wife.
Gemma, 32, said little is known about Dog's Trust's Freedom project which provides temporary foster care for dogs belonging to families fleeing domestic violence.
Gemma, from Woolton, suffered a severed spine in a car accident in North Wales in 1992 - an injury which led to her becoming the public face of the charity, Spinal Research.
We are more scared of the people who regularly pass by, maybe to check on us,' Gemma said.
Directed by Neil Jordan, it stars Gemma as the older vampire and Saoirse Ronan as her 'daughter' who finds love with a human.
Unbeknown to Gemma, Daniel Johnson had already killed once and had only recently been freed when they met.
How they met: The couple were introduced by a mutual friend, Leon Ford, who Gemma knew from her rugby club and who Ewan knew through work in Abbey Wood in Bristol.