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Germ meaning

germ - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. To germinate.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. That from which anything springs; origin; first principle; as, the germ of civil liberty.
  4. 4. The germ cells, collectively, as distinguished from the somatic cells, or soma. Germ is often used in place of germinal to form phrases; as, germ area, germ disc, germ membrane, germ nucleus, germ sac, etc.
  5. 5. The germ cells, collectively, as distinguished from the somatic cells, or soma. is often used in place of germinal to form phrases; as, germ area, germ disc, germ membrane, germ nucleus, germ sac, etc.
  6. 6. Bud; embryo; origin; first principle.
  7. 7. Germinal.

germ - examples of usage

  1. The answers he got convinced him that there was something to Colquhoun's wild tale, something weird and yet something that had a germ of truth.
  2. We just don’ t take the germ.
  3. I think it’ s a germ- cold I’ m taking.
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