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germ US English

A microorganism, especially one that causes disease

germ US Thesaurus

this detergent kills germs

germ cell US English

A cell containing half the number of chromosomes of a somatic cell and able to unite with one from the opposite sex to form a new individual; a gamete

germ-free US English

Containing no germs; sterile or clean

germ line US English

A series of germ cells each descended or developed from earlier cells in the series, regarded as continuing through successive generations of an organism

germ-laden US English

Filled with or carrying many germs

germ layer US English

Each of the three layers of cells (ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm) that are formed in the early embryo

germ plasm US English

Germ cells, collectively

wheat germ US English

A nutritious foodstuff of a dry floury consistency consisting of the extracted embryos of grains of wheat

germ carrier US English

An object, person, or organism that carries and transmits harmful microorganisms

germ warfare US English

Another term for biological warfare.