gem·ma·tion /ʤɛˈmeʃən/ 名詞
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.
n : asexual reproduction in which a local growth on the surface
or in the body of the parent becomes a separate
individual [syn: pullulation]