Translation of germ in Spanish:

germ

Pronunciation: /dʒɜːrm; dʒɜːm/

n

  • 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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