Bedeutung von “germ” — Learner’s Dictionary

germ

noun us uk /dʒɜːm/

[ C ] a very small living thing that causes disease:

Wash your hands before cooking so that you don't spread germs.
the germ of sth

the beginning of something:

the germ of a brilliant idea

(Definition von “germ” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)