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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

germ

(jĕrm),
1. A microbe; a microorganism.
2. A primordium; the earliest trace of a structure within an embryo.
[L. germen, sprout, bud, germ]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

germ

(jĕrm)
1. A microbe; a microorganism.
2. A primordium; the earliest trace of a structure within an embryo.
[L. germen, sprout, bud, germ]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Germ

A disease-causing microorganism.
Mentioned in: Corneal Ulcers
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

germ

(jĕrm)
1. A microbe; a microorganism.
2. A primordium; the earliest trace of a structure within an embryo.
[L. germen, sprout, bud, germ]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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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