Adjective "Germ" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Germ


    Definition:

    noun

    1. a microorganism, especially when disease-producing; microbe.

    2. a bud, offshoot, or seed.

    3. the rudiment of a living organism; an embryo in its early stages.

    4. the initial stage in development or evolution, as a germ cell or ancestral form.

    5. something that serves as a source or initial stage for subsequent development: the germ of an idea. adjective

    6. Pathology. of, relating to, or caused by disease-producing germs.

    Origin:
    germ