Meaning of GERM in English

GERM

(~s)

1.

A ~ is a very small organism that causes disease.

Chlorine is widely used to kill ~s.

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

N-COUNT

2.

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

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

N-SING: N of n

3.

see also wheat~

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