A magnitude 2 star located in the center of Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown constellation. The nose of Ursa Major points to Gemma through Boötes.

Gem"ma (?), n.; pl. Gemmae (#). [L., a bud.]

1. Bot.

A leaf bud, as distinguished from a flower bud.

2. Biol.

A bud spore; one of the small spores or buds in the reproduction of certain Protozoa, which separate one at a time from the parent cell.


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