Synonyms of germ in English:

germ

noun

  • 1 this detergent kills germs
    microbe, microorganism, bacillus, bacterium, virus
    informal bug
  • 2 a fertilized germ
    embryo, bud; seed, spore, ovule; egg, ovum
  • 3 the germ of an idea
    start, beginning(s), seed, embryo, bud, root, rudiment; origin, source, potential; core, nucleus, kernel, essence
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    germicide a substance that destroys germs

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