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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.
the embryo of wheat; contains thiamin, riboflavin, and other vitamins.
wheat germThe nucleus of a wheat kernel, which has a high content of Vitamin E, folate/folic acid, phosphorus, thiamin, zinc, magnesium, essential fatty acids and fatty alcohols (e.g., octacosanol). Long promoted as a healthy food, there is little data to support the belief that wheat germ increases vigour, stamina and athletic performance
wheat germ(wēt jĕrm)
Embryo of wheat; contains thiamin, riboflavin, and other vitamins.
1. old-fashioned and lay term for a pathogenic microorganism.
2. living substance capable of developing into an organ, part or organism as a whole; a primordium. Commonly used to refer to the embryos of wheat grains which are removed during milling and sold separately as wheat germ.
direct descendants of the primordial cells which originate from the yolk sac endoderm and migrate to the gonadal ridges of the embryo, where they give rise to either ova or spermatozoa. Called also gonocytes, sex cells.
germ cell tumor
a rare tumor in dogs, similar to more common lesions in humans. Similar to pituitary adenomas in distribution and cellular characteristics.
the genetic material as it is transferred via the gametes, before being modified by somatic recombination or mutation.
germ line cells
germ line transmission
a mode of transmission, particularly of retroviruses, whereby the genome of the virus is integrated into the chromosomal DNA and transmitted via gametes to offspring.
germ plasma evaluation program
a planned investigative, large scale breeding program aimed at accumulating comparative information on the relative performance of various breeds and crossbreeds of agricultural animals.
1. all organisms are developed from a cell.
2. infectious diseases are of microbial origin.
a tube-like structure that develops during the growth of some fungi and becomes a hypha; a feature of the yeast, Candida albicans.
see wheat germ.
a plant used principally for its grain as human food and livestock feed. Wheat by-products of bran pollard, middlings, shorts are a major source of protein supplements for ruminants. Used also to a limited extent as a fodder by grazing the green crop or as green chop. Called also Triticum vulgare.
see wheat-sensitive enteropathy.
the embryo of wheat salvaged during the milling process. A rich source of tocopherol, thiamin, riboflavin and other vitamins.
wheat pasture poisoning
a form of hypocalcemic and hypomagnesemic tetany which occurs in cattle and sheep grazed on a green cereal crop. This may be done in a time of feed shortage or as a measure to control excessive growth of the crop. It can also occur when animals are grazed on a cereal crop which has been used as a cover crop to help establish a pasture. See also lactation tetany.
wheat pollard itch
dermatitis caused by the acarid mite suidasia nesbitti.
see tilletia tritici.
wheat weevil disease
an immediate immune complex-mediated hypersensitivity pneumonitis of humans caused by inhalation of flour infested with Sitophilus granarius.