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meanings of germ


  1. The embryo of a seed, especially of a seed used as a cereal or grain. See Wikipedia article on cereal germ.
  2. The small mass of cells from which a new organism develops; a seed, bud or spore.
  3. The origin of an idea or project.
  4. A pathogenic microorganism.
  5. A German person.
  6. An equivalence class that includes a specified function defined in an open neighborhood.


  1. To grow, as if parasitic.
  2. To germinate.

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