Meaning of GERM in English

GERM

transcription, транскрипция: [ dʒɜ:(r)m ]

( germs)

1.

A germ is a very small organism that causes disease.

Chlorine is widely used to kill germs.

...a germ that destroyed hundreds of millions of lives.

N-COUNT

2.

The germ of something such as an idea is something which developed or might develop into that thing.

The germ of an idea took root in Rosemary’s mind...

N-SING : N of n

3.

see also wheatgerm

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