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Definition of: germ

(jûrm) noun
1. Any rudimentary vital element.
2. Biol. a The formative protoplasm of an egg or ovum, or of an ovule; a gamete; germ cell. b The earliest stage of an organism.
3. Bot. A growing point, as a young bud.
4. The primary source of anything; that from which a thing may be developed as from a seed.
5. A micro-organism; especially, one likely to cause disease; a microbe.
6. An embryo.
adjective

1. Germinative.
2. Pertaining to or arising from disease germs. [<F germe <L germen sprig]

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"germ" has the frequency of use of 0.0001% on en.wikipedia.org.

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