A form of fission in which the parent cell does not divide, but puts out a small budlike process (daughter cell) with its proportionate amount of chromatin; the daughter cell then separates to begin independent existence. SYN: bud fission, budding. [L. gemma, a bud]

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gem·ma·tion je-'mā-shən n asexual reproduction (as in some protozoans) in which a new organism originates as a localized area of growth on or within the parent and subsequently differentiates into a new individual

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gem·ma·tion (jə-maґshən) [L. gemmare to bud] budding (def. 1).

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