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  Definition of germ
  1. a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use
  2. a small simple structure (as a fertilized egg) from which new tissue can develop into a complete organism
  3. anything that provides inspiration for later work
Similar Words: microbe, bug, source, seed

 

Hyponyms: taproot, muse

 

Derivational Morphology: shoot, spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout, evolve, develop

 

 
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