Pronunciation: ( jem'u), [key]
—pl. gem•maePronunciation: (jem'ē). [key]
1. a bud.
2. Bot.a cell or cluster of cells, or a leaflike or budlike body, that separates from the parent plant to form a new organism, as in mosses and liverworts.
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