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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

(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

(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.
Mentioned in: Corneal Ulcers

germ

(jĕrm)
1. A microbe; a microorganism.
2. A primordium; the earliest trace of a structure within an embryo.
[L. germen, sprout, bud, 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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One of the fundamental changes made in WHO 2016 was the subdivision of the germ cell tumors into 2 pathogenetically distinct groups: those derived from GCNIS and those not derived from GCNIS (Table 1).
Time for breakfast, and Gerba says our kitchens harbour far more pathogens than our bathrooms because of our own germs and those on raw meat and produce.
Isolates suspected of being Candida albicans were confirmed by the germ tube formation method using foetal bovine serum.
When the Artful Germs were completed, the students self-evaluated, looking at the germs and deciding if they had successfully created balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm and unity.
The current study focused on three previously suggested germ cell anomalies: abnormal clustering, or aggregation, of germ cells; germ cells with multiple nuclei (termed multinucleated gonocytes; MNGs); and reduced numbers of germ cells.
* Mixed germ cell tumors contain more than one germ cell component and are much more common than any of the pure histologic forms representing 32%-60% of all germ cell tumors.
Although the researchers were able to create primordial germ cells from the infertile men, their stem cells made far fewer of these sperm progenitors than did stem cells from men without the mutations.
Both cases was diagnosed as Malignant mixed germ cell tumour of ovary with a histologic combination of immature teratoma; dysgerminoma and Yolk sac tumour.
Alongside vitamins E, B1, B6 and folate, wheat germ also offers dietary fibres, proteins and many minerals.