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Pronunciation: bŭd


  1. An outgrowth that resembles the bud of a plant, usually pluripotential, and capable of differentiating and growing into a definitive structure.
  2. To give rise to such an outgrowth.
  3. A small outgrowth from a parent cell; a form of asexual reproduction.

See Also: gemmation

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