A microorganism, especially one that causes disease
this detergent kills germs
= germinal disc (now rare).
A bomb containing bacteria that cause disease, used in bacteriological warfare.
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
= germinal disc.
Containing no germs; sterile or clean
The life of a germ, or life at the stage of a germ.
A series of germ cells each descended or developed from earlier cells in the series, regarded as continuing through successive generations of an organism
A thin area in the wall of a fungal spore through which a germ tube may emerge during germination.
= germinal spot.
Mycology a tubular process emerging from a germinating fungal spore, typically developing into a hypha.
= germinal centre.
Filled with or carrying many germs
Each of the three layers of cells (ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm) that are formed in the early embryo
Germ cells, collectively
= germ plasm.
The stage of being a germ; an initial or early stage, especially in the development of an organism.
Any of several types of reproductive structure in invertebrates; especially a part of the body from which new individuals arise asexually, usually by budding (now disused).
The theory that infectious diseases are caused by microorganisms.
A continuous series of cells giving rise to the gametes during the development of an individual organism.
A nutritious foodstuff of a dry floury consistency consisting of the extracted embryos of grains of wheat
A person or thing that carries and transmits harmful microorganisms
Another term for biological warfare.