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ger·mi·nal

(jer'mi-năl),
Relating to a germ or, in botany, to germination.

germinal

/ger·mi·nal/ (jer´mĭ-nal) pertaining to or of the nature of a gamete (germ cell) or the primordial stage of development.

germinal

(jûr′mə-nəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or having the nature of a germ cell.

ger′mi·nal·ly adv.

germinal

[jur′minəl]
Etymology: L, germen, sprout
pertaining to or characteristic of a germ cell or to the early stages of development.

ger·mi·nal

(jĕr'mi-năl)
Relating to a germ or, in botany, to germination.

germinal

pertaining to or of the nature of a germ cell or the primitive stage of development.

germinal crescent
the region of development of primary germ cells in the avian embryo.
germinal inclusion cyst
see ovarian serous inclusion cyst.
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Specimens with organizing pneumonia, NSIP with organizing pneumonia overlap, and lymphoid aggregates with germinal centers were also increased but not to a statistically significant level (Table 3).
Statistically significant difference in the result was observed when the means of germinal epithelium thickness and Johnson's score were compared among various groups.
Nevertheless, histological and morphometric analysis of the germinal epithelium during annual seasonal have been used to document the reproductive condition.
The thickness of germinal epithelium was near to control but still showed some vacuoles.
Jensen [9] proposed that only a tumor derived from all three germinal layers should be called a teratoma.
La exposicion Germinal estara en el Musco Tamayo hasta el 15 de julio.
It also suggests that if you know enough about the disease and the molecular messaging systems involved, it may be possible in future to modulate the germinal centre response," he added.
Germinal centers are usually lost, although germinal center colonization is sometimes seen.
For general readers of science and technology titles, this engaging work on the meaning and impact of mathematical equations examines seventeen of the most important equations in history and explores not only the science behind the specific formulas, but also the wide influence of these germinal ideas on modern technologies and scientific study.
Eduardo Febles's study centrally discusses the nineteenth-century concepts of anarchy and entropy as they relate to plot development and description in Zola's Germinal, Paris and Travail, showing that before modernism, in these works "the depiction of the real was already threatened by dissolution into the fragmentary.
Van Gogh, whose painting Lawrence admired, (3) called Zola "a glorious artist" and found Germinal "splendid," telling Theo: "I had to paint [a head] after reading Germinal.
Jean-Kensley Germinal and Theodule Jean-Baptiste are the sixth and seventh Haitian students to study at Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School since the country was devastated by a 7.