1. [syn: pullulation, gemmation]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gemmation \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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: asexual reproduction in which a local growth on the surface
or in the body of the parent becomes a separate individual
[syn: pullulation, gemmation]