germinate

(redirected from germinated)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.
Related to germinated: demurral, ungerminated

germinate

(jûr′mə-nāt′)
v. germi·nated, germi·nating, germi·nates
v.tr.
To cause to sprout or grow.
v.intr.
1. To begin to sprout or grow.
2. To come into existence: An idea germinated in his mind.

ger′mi·na′tion n.
ger′mi·na′tive adj.
ger′mi·na′tor n.
References in periodicals archive ?
Interestingly, the non-heated, aerobically germinated rice had a final germination percentage of 80%.
A significantly higher proportion of Sapium seeds germinated in the temperature-cycle treatment (Table 1, Figure 1a).
A peat-based compost is best for Primroses and Polyanthus and a little liquid feed, once they've germinated, will enable the seedlings to grow more rapidly.
In previous work, we showed a small but statistically insignificant decrease in seed germination rates when seeds were germinated under cool white fluorescent lights [16: 8, Light: dark photoperiod, 2850 Lux] when compared to seeds germinated in darkness (Mitchell and Nunez, 1997).
The number of seeds from each damage category that germinated and grew into seedlings was compared using contingency table analysis in the tables procedure of SYSTAT.
In the field, Lesquerella germination occurs primarily between January and March; for this experiment, we germinated seeds in the greenhouse in early February 1995.
Aizoaceae), which had been stored in laboratory conditions since 1972, germinated to low levels in June and September 1978 but to higher levels in April and December.
The dried sorghum seeds, both ungerminated and germinated, were separately milled to a fine homogeneous powder using a Cyclotec sample mill (Tecator, Hoganas, Sweden) then passed through a 1.
Supplying this new market started with tiny seedlings germinated in strips, but even that proved too fiddly for the new generation of instant gardeners.
So scientists at Michigan State University evaluated the growth and activity of three lactic acid bacteria in blends of non-fat dry milk (NFDM), germinated soymilk (GSM) and non-germinated (NGSM) soymilk, which were obtained from three soybean varieties.
Tokyo, Japan, Mar 20, 2006 - (JCN) - Kameda Seika, Japan's top rice confectionary maker, announced on March 17 that it will begin marketing a proprietary germinated brown rice product in late March.
Seeds that form in its leguminous pods are easily germinated if they are dropped in a cup of boiled water and, after soaking there for two days, planted just beneath the surface of any well-drained soil.