Gemma

Gemma may refer to one of several things;

Physical and life sciences

* A traditional name for the star Alpha Coronae Borealis.
* A gemma, an asexual reproductive structure in plants and fungi.
* A genus of clam ("Gemma") in the family Veneridae; see amethyst gem clam.
* Gas phase Electrophoretic Mobility Molecular Analysis (GEMMA), which produces a beam of multiply charged ions by electrospray ionization and transforms them into singly charged ions or neutral particles, separates these particles according to electrophoretic mobility, and records the particle count at each EM.
* [http://bioinformatics.ubc.ca/Gemma/ Gemma] is a database and software system for the meta-analysis of gene expression data

The given name or surname of famous men

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*Gemma Frisius (1508–1555), a Frisian mathematician, cartographer and instrument maker.
*Giuliano Gemma (1938–), an Italian actor, also known from several Spaghetti Westerns as Montgomery Wood.

The given name of famous women

Gemma is a female given name, of Italian origin, relatively popular in Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom.

* Gemma Arterton, an English actress
* Gemma Atkinson, an English actress and model
* Gemma Beadsworth, an Australian water polo player
* Gemma Bond, American Ballet Theatre dancer and from first soloist at the Royal Ballet, London
* Gemma Craven, an Irish actress
* Saint Gemma Galgani, a young Italian woman who showed signs of stigmata in the late 1800s/very early 1900s, known as the first lay saint of the Passionists
* Gemma Hayes, Irish singer-songwriter
* Gemma Jones, English actress
* Gemma Ward, an Australian supermodel

The name of fictional characters and titles

* The name of one of the characters in the children's Hospital Radio series "The Space Gypsy Adventures", narrated by John Leeson.
* Gemma of Syr, Princess of Ossetia, is a fictional character in Melanie Rawn's "Dragon Prince" series.
* Gemma Doyle, heroine of Libba Bray's novels "A Great and Terrible Beauty", "Rebel Angels", and "The Sweet Far Thing".
* Gemma, (gemmers19), a fictional girl in the Lonelygirl15 universe.
*Gemma, first series of the Sky One UK supernatural Television series "Hex"
* "Gemma (ballet)" with libretto by Théophile Gautier (1851)

Works of fiction

*"Losing Gemma", a 2006 UK television drama based on a novel by Katy Gardner.

See also

* Jemma__NOTOC__


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  • gemma — gemma …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • GEMMA — Aeolice quicquid ad ornarum induitur, ab εἷμα, Aeol. ἕμμα, et addito digamma γἐμμα. Unde Latini videri queant fecisse vocem gemma de lapillo pretioso ac pellucido, qui auribus collo et digitis induitur ad ornatum. At maior ceteris, qui ad ornatum …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • GEMMA — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Gemma est un nom propre qui peut désigner : Sommaire 1 Sainte chrétienne 2 Sciences et techniques …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gemma — (Ареццо,Италия) Категория отеля: Адрес: 52020 Ареццо, Италия Описание …   Каталог отелей

  • Gemma — f English, Irish, and Italian: from a medieval Italian nickname meaning ‘gem, jewel’. It has been chosen in modern times mainly because of its transparent etymology. Among Roman Catholics it is sometimes chosen in honour of St Gemma Galgani… …   First names dictionary

  • gemma — GÉMMA s. art. (astron.) perla (art.), (reg.) casa (art.), cociorva (art.), coliba (art.). (gemma este steaua cea mai strălucitoare din coroana boreală.) Trimis de siveco, 05.08.2004. Sursa: Sinonime …   Dicționar Român

  • gemma — / dʒɛm:a/ s.f. [lat. gemma germoglio e pietra preziosa ]. 1. (bot.) [insieme costituito dall apice vegetativo meristematico e dagli abbozzi fogliari da esso formati] ▶◀ bottone, occhio. 2. [scaglia di materiale pregiato opportunamente lavorata]… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • Gemma — Gem ma, n.; pl. {Gemm[ae]}. [L., a bud.] 1. (Bot.) A leaf bud, as distinguished from a flower bud. [1913 Webster] 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gemma [1] — Gemma (lat.), 1) Edelstein, s. Gemmen; 2) (Bot.), Knospe, die aus einem Stängel od. Aste hervorgetretene Anlage zu einem neuen Aste od. Gipfeltriebe od. zu einer Blüthe. Daher Gemmatus, beknospet, d.h. mit Knospen versehen; Gemmation, die… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Gemma [2] — Gemma, 1) Regnier, geb. zu Dockum in Friesland (daher sein Beiname Frisius), war Professor der Medicin u. der Mathematik in Löwen u. st. 1555; er schr. u.a.: Methodus arithmeticae pract., Antw. 1540 u.ö., zuletzt Wittenb. 1611; De principiis… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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