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germ

noun  /dʒɜrm/ us  

germ noun (ORGANISM)

[C usually pl] a very small organism that causes disease: The patient has little natural resistance to germs.

germ noun (ORIGIN)

[C] the origin of something that develops, esp. a cell from which grain grows or the beginning of an idea: Alejandro’s suggestion was the germ of an idea.
Translations of “germ”
in Korean 세균…
in Arabic جَرْثومة…
in French microbe, germe…
in Turkish mikrop…
in Italian microbo, germe…
in Chinese (Traditional) 生物體, 病菌, 細菌…
in Russian микроб, бактерия…
in Polish zarazek…
in Spanish germen, embrión, principio…
in Portuguese micróbio…
in German der Krankheitserreger, der Keim…
in Catalan germen, microbi…
in Japanese ばい菌, 細菌, 病原菌…
in Chinese (Simplified) 生物体, 病菌, 细菌…
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