Definition of germ:
- That from which anything springs; origin; first principle; as, the germ of civil liberty.
- 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.
- The germ cells, collectively, as distinguished from the somatic cells, or soma. is often used in place of germinal to form phrases; as, germ area, germ disc, germ membrane, germ nucleus, germ sac, etc.
- To germinate.
rootage, beginning, seminal fluid, hemipterous insect, informant, embryo, seed, sprig, kernel, author, start, cum, hemipteron, bud, generator, nucleus, glitch, parasite, basis, come, bud, ejaculate, microbe, origin, spark, root, seeded player, reference, inception, reservoir, bug, hemipteran, egg, source, fetus, semen.
- "Mastery of Self", Frank Channing Haddock.
For a number of years science has made an appeal in behalf of the thoroughly clean city, knowing that since the germ does not draw the color line, a city can not be kept clean as long as a substantial portion of its citizens are crowded into one of its oldest and least desirable parts, neglected by the city and avoided by the whites.- "Negro Migration during the War", Emmett J. Scott.
- "Patty's Success", Carolyn Wells.