Meaning of GERM in English

GERM

n. 25B6; noun

this detergent kills germs : MICROBE, micro-organism, bacillus, bacterium, virus; informal bug.

a fertilized germ : EMBRYO, bud; seed, spore, ovule; egg, ovum.

the germ of an idea : START, beginning(s), seed, embryo, bud, root, rudiment; origin, source, potential; core, nucleus, kernel, essence.

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