germ

  1. anything that provides inspiration for later work
  2. a small simple structure (as a fertilized egg) from which new tissue can develop into a complete organism
  3. a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use

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Germ

• (n.) That which is to develop a new individual; as, the germ of a fetus, of a plant or flower, and the like; the earliest form under which an organism appears. • (v. i.) To germinate. • (n.) That from which anything springs; origin; first principle; as, the germ of civil liberty. • (n.) The germ cells, collectively, as disting...
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germ

(jurm) a pathogenic microorganism. living substance capable of developing into an organ, part, or organism as a whole; a primordium. hair germ an ectodermal concentration in the basal layer of the embryonic epidermis, the precursor of a hair follicle and related structures. ...
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germ

1. <biology> That which is to develop a new individual; as, the germ of a foetus, of a plant or flower, and the like; the earliest form under which an organism appears. 'In the entire process in which a new being originates . Two distinct classes of action participate; namely, the act of generation by which the germ is produced; and the act o...
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germ

noun a small apparently simple structure (as a fertilized egg) from which new tissue can develop into a complete organism
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Germ

[mathematics] == Applications == The key word in the applications of germs is locality: all local properties of a function at a point can be studied analyzing its germ. They are a generalization of Taylor series, and indeed the Taylor series of a germ (of a differentiable function) is defined: you only need local information to compute deri...
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Germ

Germ intransitive verb To germinate. [ R.] J. Morley.
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Germ

Germ noun [ French germe , from Latin germen , germinis , sprout, but, germ. Confer Germen , Germane .] 1. (Biol.) That which is to develop a new individual; as, the germ of a fetus, of a plant or flower, and the like; the earliest form under w...
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germ

A bacterium, virus, or other microorganism that can cause infection and disease.
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germ

Colloquial term for a micro-organism that causes disease, such as certain bacteria and viruses. Formerly, it was also used to mean something capable of developing into a complete organism (such as a fertilized egg, or the embryo of a seed). VTXT: Contributor added the following 072006, but not currently in database.. See also germ line
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germ

germ 1. A cell, or group of cells, capable of developing into an organ, a part, or an organism in its entirety. Eggs and sperms are considered to be germ cells. 2. A pathogenic microorganism or a microbe capable of causing disease. The germ theory of disease held that these minute bodies could cause disease which turned out to be verified. T...
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Germ

Germ is British slang for an irritating, unpleasant or contemptible person.
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Germ

Germ: 1. A cell or group of cells (called a primordium) capable of developing into an organ, a part or an organism in its entirety. Eggs and sperm are germ cells. 2. A pathogenic a microorganism. A microbe capable of causing disease. The germ theory of disease held, correctly, that these minute bodies can cause disease. 3. The figurative source or ...
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germ

Microorganism that can produce disease.
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germ

That part of the seed from which plant grows.
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germ

Type: Term Pronunciation: jĕrm Definitions: 1. A microbe; a microorganism. 2. A primordium; the earliest trace of a structure within an embryo.
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germ

[n] - a small simple structure (as a fertilized egg) from which new tissue can develop into a complete organism
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