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Germ vs. Germicide

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Germnoun

(biology) The small mass of cells from which a new organism develops; a seed, bud or spore.

Germicidenoun

An agent that kills pathogenic organisms; a disinfectant.

Germnoun

A pathogenic microorganism.

Germicidenoun

A germicidal agent.

Germnoun

The embryo of a seed, especially of a seed used as a cereal or grain. See Wikipedia article on cereal germ.

Germicidenoun

an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease

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Germnoun

(figurative) The origin of an idea or project.

‘the germ of civil liberty’;

Germicidenoun

a substance or other agent which destroys harmful microorganisms.

Germnoun

An equivalence class that includes a specified function defined in an open neighborhood.

Germverb

To germinate.

Germverb

(slang) To grow, as if parasitic.

Germnoun

That which is to develop a new individual; as, the germ of a fetus, of a plant or flower, and the like; the earliest form under which an organism appears.

‘In the entire process in which a new being originates . . . two distinct classes of action participate; namely, the act of generation by which the germ is produced; and the act of development, by which that germ is evolved into the complete organism.’;

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Germnoun

That from which anything springs; origin; first principle; as, the germ of civil liberty.

Germnoun

The germ cells, collectively, as distinguished from the somatic cells, or soma. Germ is often used in place of germinal to form phrases; as, germ area, germ disc, germ membrane, germ nucleus, germ sac, etc.

Germnoun

A microorganism, especially a disease-causing bacterium or virus; - used informally, as, the don't eat food that falls on the floor, it may have germs on it.

Germverb

To germinate.

Germnoun

anything that provides inspiration for later work

Germnoun

a small simple structure (as a fertilized egg) from which new tissue can develop into a complete organism

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Germnoun

a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use

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