Budding

Bud"ding

(), n. 1. The act or process of producing buds.
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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.
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3. The act or process of ingrafting one kind of plant upon another stock by inserting a bud under the bark.
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