What does budding mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term budding:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. budding(adj)

    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. budding(adj)

    beginning to develop

    "a budding genius"


  1. budding(Adjective)

    That is beginning to develop.

    He's a budding deejay.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Budding

    of Bud

  2. Budding(noun)

    the act or process of producing buds

  3. Budding(noun)

    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

  4. Budding(noun)

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


  1. Budding

    Budding is a form of asexual reproduction in which a new organism develops from an outgrowth or bud on another one. The new organism remains attached as it grows, separating from the parent organism only when it is mature, leaving behind scar tissue. Since the reproduction is asexual, the newly created organism is a clone and is genetically identical to the parent organism. Organisms such as hydra use regenerative cells for reproduction in the process of budding. In hydra, a bud develops as an outgrowth due to repeated cell division at one specific site. These buds develop into tiny individuals and when fully mature, detach from the parent body and become new independent individuals.


  1. Budding

    applied to that form of agamic reproduction found in plant lice.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of budding in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of budding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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