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noun 
  1. (biology) The small mass of cells from which a new organism develops; a seed, bud or spore.
  2. A pathogenic microorganism.
  3. An idea that forms the basis of some project.
  4. The embryo of a seed, especially of a seed used as a cereal or grain. See w:Cereal germ, Wikipedia article on cereal germ.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: kiem
  • French: germe
    (trans-mid)
  • German: Keim
  • Italian: microbo , germe
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: germen

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