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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gemma \Gem"ma\, n.; pl. Gemm[ae]. [L., a bud.] 1. (Bot.) A leaf bud, as distinguished from a flower bud. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) A bud spore; one of the small spores or buds in the reproduction of certain Protozoa, which separate one at a time from the parent cell. [1913 Webster]