(Gem*ma"ceous) a. Of or pertaining to gems or to gemmæ; of the nature of, or resembling, gems or gemmæ.

(Gem"ma*ry) a. [L. gemmarius. See Gem.] Of or pertaining to gems.

(Gem"ma*ry) n. A receptacle for jewels or gems; a jewel house; jewels or gems, collectively.

(Gem"mate) a. [L. gemmatus, p. p. of gemmare to put forth buds, fr. gemma bud.] (Bot.) Having buds; reproducing by buds.

(Gem"ma*ted) a. Having buds; adorned with gems or jewels.

(Gem*ma"tion) n. [Cf. F. gemmation.]

1. (Biol.) The formation of a new individual, either animal or vegetable, by a process of budding; an asexual method of reproduction; gemmulation; gemmiparity. See Budding.

2. (Bot.) The arrangement of buds on the stalk; also, of leaves in the bud.

(Gem"me*ous) a. [L. gemmeus. See Gem.] Pertaining to gems; of the nature of gems; resembling gems. Pennant.

(Gem*mif"er*ous) a. [L. gemma bud + -ferous: cf. F. gemmifère.] Producing gems or buds; (Biol.) multiplying by buds.

(Gem`mi*fi*ca"tion) n. [L. gemma bud + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See - fy.] (Biol.) The production of a bud or gem.

(Gem`mi*flo"rate) a. [L. gemma bud + flos, floris, flower.] (Bot.) Having flowers like buds.

(Gem"mi*ness) n. The state or quality of being gemmy; spruceness; smartness.

(||Gem*mip"a*ra ||Gem*mip"a*res) n. pl. [NL., fr. L. gemma bud + parere to produce.] (Zoöl.) Animals which increase by budding, as hydroids.

(Gem`mi*par"i*ty) n. (Biol.) Reproduction by budding; gemmation. See Budding.

(Gem*mip"a*rous) a. [Cf. F. gemmipare.] (Biol.) Producing buds; reproducing by buds. See Gemmation, 1.

(Gem*mos"i*ty) n. [L. gemmosus set with jewels. See Gem.] The quality or characteristics of a gem or jewel. [Obs.] Bailey.

(Gem`mu*la"tion) n. [From L. gemmula, dim. of gemma bud.] (Biol.) See Gemmation.

(Gem"mule) n. [L. gemmula, dim. of gemma: cf. F. gemmule. See Gem.]

1. (Bot.) (a) A little leaf bud, as the plumule between the cotyledons. (b) One of the buds of mosses. (c) One of the reproductive spores of algæ. (d) An ovule.

2. (Biol.) (a) A bud produced in generation by gemmation. (b) One of the imaginary granules or atoms which, according to Darwin's hypothesis of pangenesis, are continually being thrown off from every cell or unit, and circulate freely throughout the system, and when supplied with proper nutriment multiply by self-division and ultimately develop into cells like those from which they were derived. They are supposed to be transmitted from the parent to the offspring, but are often transmitted in a dormant state during many generations and are then developed. See Pangenesis.

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