germinal stage

ger·mi·nal stage

(jĕr'mi-năl stāj)
A period of development beginning at conception and lasting through the first 8 weeks, characterized by rapid cell division; implantation occurs; the placenta and body systems form.
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In "mapping the geography of ignorance"--the book's stated goal--DeNicola takes himself to be charting a relatively new field of inquiry, where scholarship is still in a germinal stage. Taking the geographical metaphor seriously, DeNicola divides the book into sections treating ignorance as place, boundary, limit, and horizon, respectively.
In most regions, these factors are still in its germinal stage, if they do exist at all.
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Even though the sector is at a germinal stage, the will is there.'
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In the 1940s and 1950s, Falkenstein worked principally in San Francisco and Paris, participating in the germinal stages of Abstract Expressionism, Art autre, Art informel--and even making an early cameo appearance with the Gutai Group--thus qualifying as one of the few post-World War II artists with a truly international reach.
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paid more than a few dues in the years between its germinal stages in the 1960's to its now ultra comfortable, corporate retail chain stores of the 2000's.