HyperDic: germ

English > 3 senses of the word germ:
NOUNcognitiongerm, source, seedanything that provides inspiration for later work
bodygerma small apparently simple structure (as a fertilized egg) from which new tissue can develop into a complete organism
animalgerm, microbe, buga minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium)
germ > pronunciation
Soundsjher'm
Rhymesaffirm ... worm: 26 rhymes with erm...
English > germ: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningAnything that provides inspiration for later work.
Synonymssource, seed
NarrowermuseThe source of an artist's inspiration
taprootSomething that provides an important central source for growth or development
Broaderinspirationarousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity
Spanishfuente, germen, semilla
Catalangermen
Adjectivesgerminalcontaining seeds of later development
Verbsgerminatework out
English > germ: 3 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningA small apparently simple structure (as a fertilized egg) from which new tissue can develop into a complete organism.
Broaderstructure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structureA particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
Spanishgermen
Catalangermen
Verbsgerminateproduce buds, branches, or germinate
English > germ: 3 senses > noun 3, animal
MeaningA minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use.
Synonymsmicrobe, bug
Broadermicroorganism, micro-organismAny organism of microscopic size
Spanishgermen, microbio
Catalanmicrobi, microorganisme
Adjectivesgermyfull of germs or pathological microorganisms

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