Translation of germ in Spanish:

germ

Pronunciation: /dʒɜːrm; dʒɜːm/

noun/nombre

  • 2 2.1 [Biology/Biología] [Botany/Botánica] germen (masculine) 2.2 (beginning) the germ of an idea el germen de una idea
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    • But since pasteurisation kills not only germs but also useful bacteria, a culture is added to the milk in order to reintroduce all essential bacteria.
    • Like many germs, the bacteria that cause botulism in infants are everywhere in the environment.
    • The hands that treat patients and the instruments used to save lives could be spreading deadly germs.
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    • Many multicellular organisms have a germ that is segregated early in the development.
    • These bodies are obviously organized, resembling in all points the germs of the lowest organisms, and diverse in size and structure.
    • A mesenchymal signal triggers an ectodermal cell to proliferate and the cells grow downward to form a hair germ.
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    • Parching destroys the germ so the seed will not sprout, hardens the kernel, and loosens the tight hull so it can be removed.
    • After the husk is removed, the rice is milled to remove the bran and the germ or embryo.
    • Damage occurs when beetles feed on the seed and destroy the germ, resulting in an uneven stand.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.