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germ

 [jerm]
1. a pathogenic microorganism.
2. living substance capable of developing into an organ, part, or organism as a whole; a primordium.
wheat germ the embryo of wheat, which contains tocopherol, thiamine, riboflavin, and other vitamins.

germ

(jĕrm),
1. A microbe; a microorganism.
2. A primordium; the earliest trace of a structure within an embryo.
[L. germen, sprout, bud, germ]

germ

(jerm)
1. a pathogenic microorganism.
2. a living substance capable of developing into an organ, part, or organism as a whole; a primordium.

dental germ  collective tissues from which a tooth is formed.
enamel germ  the epithelial rudiment of the enamel organ.

germ

(jûrm)
n.
1. Biology A small mass of protoplasm or cells from which a new organism or one of its parts may develop.
2. The earliest form of an organism; a seed, bud, or spore.
3. A microorganism, especially a pathogen.

germ

[jurm]
Etymology: L, germen, sprout
1 (nontechnical) any microorganism, especially one that is pathogenic.
2 a unit of living matter able to develop into a self-sufficient organism, such as a seed, spore, or egg.
3 (in embryology) the first stage in development, such as a spermatozoon or other germ cell.

germ

(jĕrm)
1. A microbe; a microorganism.
2. A primordium; the earliest trace of a structure within an embryo.
[L. germen, sprout, bud, germ]

germ

A popular term for any organism capable of causing disease. Germ plasm is living primitive tissue capable of developing into an organ or individual.

Germ

A disease-causing microorganism.
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germ

(jĕrm)
1. A microbe; a microorganism.
2. A primordium; the earliest trace of a structure within an embryo.
[L. germen, sprout, bud, germ]

germ

1. old-fashioned and lay term for a pathogenic microorganism.
2. living substance capable of developing into an organ, part or organism as a whole; a primordium. Commonly used to refer to the embryos of wheat grains which are removed during milling and sold separately as wheat germ.

germ cell
direct descendants of the primordial cells which originate from the yolk sac endoderm and migrate to the gonadal ridges of the embryo, where they give rise to either ova or spermatozoa. Called also gonocytes, sex cells.
germ cell tumor
a rare tumor in dogs, similar to more common lesions in humans. Similar to pituitary adenomas in distribution and cellular characteristics.
germ line
the genetic material as it is transferred via the gametes, before being modified by somatic recombination or mutation.
germ line cells
gametes.
germ line transmission
a mode of transmission, particularly of retroviruses, whereby the genome of the virus is integrated into the chromosomal DNA and transmitted via gametes to offspring.
germ plasma evaluation program
a planned investigative, large scale breeding program aimed at accumulating comparative information on the relative performance of various breeds and crossbreeds of agricultural animals.
germ theory
1. all organisms are developed from a cell.
2. infectious diseases are of microbial origin.
germ tube
a tube-like structure that develops during the growth of some fungi and becomes a hypha; a feature of the yeast, Candida albicans.
wheat germ
see wheat germ.

Patient discussion about germ

Q. What can i do about everyones germs at work? the people at work are always sick and it is getting nasty

A. i dont know if hand sanitizer will do it but now i always have a bottle on me. its like being in the movie outbreak.i will try to post some pics so you can see i need help!

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The Germ Defender is invisible, odourless and colourless that attaches to the vehicle's interior and begins working immediately.
5, 7) However, germ cell anomalies, possibly due to DBP-related effects on Sertoli cells, have been observed in fetal rat and mouse testes as well as samples of fetal human testis xenografts (testicular tissue implanted under the skin of mice).
While we understand that kids will be kids, we facilitated the Wet Ones Germ Report Card to better understand how parents feel about this topic," said Danielle Duncan, Wet Ones Brand Manager at Energizer Personal Care.
With our natural Viogerm[R] wheat germ products, we can comprehensively respond to this trend and offer food manufacturers high-quality ingredients with added value.
Paclitaxel plus Ifosfamide followed by high-dose carboplatin plus etoposide in previously treated germ cell tumors.
coli 0157:H7, a germ linked to deaths from eating tainted hamburger, lettuce and other types of produce.
Wheat germ is a concentrated source of essential nutrients as well as essential fatty acids and fatty alcohols.
It seems to me that rather than having stronger germs, over the decades, with the huge increase in the use of pesticides, food chemicals, drugs, fluoridated water, and so many other immune system depressants, not to mention the SAD (Standard American Diet), smoking and fast-foods, we are more likely dealing with much more seriously weakened immune systems than with more powerful germs.
Writing in an accessible, humorous style, he combines the latest scientific findings on disease prevention and treatment with the age-old wisdom of Mom and Grandma, explaining germs and germ routes, the body's natural immunity, and weapons in the war against germs: antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, antiparasitics, and vaccines.
The book does a nice job of addressing the overuse of antimicrobial drugs; encourages even blatant germ freaks to save their money and not buy antimicrobial soap for everyday use; is loaded with useful tips for reducing your family's vulnerability to sharing bugs of all sorts; provides a quick overview of the transmission, symptoms, and incubation period of some of the most common bugs (influenza virus, norovirus, cold viruses, and E.
CARS are clogged with an average of 500 colonies of germs, with the vehicles of dog-owners having the greatest infestations, according to a survey.
Cars of older drivers are the most germ-free, with seats of drivers of more advanced age having only a 20th of the germs found in seats of boy racers' vehicles.