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Meaning of BUDDING

Pronunciation:  b'uding

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  reproduction of some unicellular organisms (such as yeasts) by growth and specialization followed by the separation by constriction of a part of the parent
  2. [adj]  beginning to develop; "a budding genius"

BUDDING is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: undeveloped
 See Also: agamogenesis, asexual reproduction



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bud"ding\, n.
1. The act or process of producing buds.

2. (Biol.) A process of asexual reproduction, in which a new
   organism or cell is formed by a protrusion of a portion of
   the animal or vegetable organism, the bud thus formed
   sometimes remaining attached to the parent stalk or cell,
   at other times becoming free; gemmation. See {Hydroidea}.

3. The act or process of ingrafting one kind of plant upon
   another stock by inserting a bud under the bark.

Biology Dictionary
  1. Asexual reproduction (usually in yeasts) beginning as a protuberance from the parent cell that grows to become a daughter cell.
  2. Release of an enveloped virus through the plasma membrane of an animal cell.
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