Surrounding a budlike or bulblike body; denoting a mode of nerve termination by fibrils surrounding an end bulb. SYN: perigemmal. [circum- + L. gemma, a bud]

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cir·cum·gem·mal (sur″kəm-jemґəl) [circum- + gemma + -al] surrounding a bud; a term applied to that form of nerve ending in which an end-bud is surrounded by fibrils.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • perigemmal — SYN: circumgemmal. [peri + L. gemma, bud] * * * peri·gem·mal (per″ĭ jemґəl) surrounding a taste bud or other bud …   Medical dictionary

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