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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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