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English definition of “germ”


noun [C usually plural] (ORGANISM)    /dʒɜːm/ US  /dʒɝːm/
C1 a very small organism that causes disease : Wash your hands so you don't get germs on the food . Rats and flies spread germs.Bacteria, moulds, germs and viruses
(Definition of germ noun (ORGANISM) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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