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English definition of “germ”


noun (AMOUNT)    /dʒɜːm/ US  /dʒɝːm/
germ of sth C2 [S] a small amount , usually one that develops into something large or important : He found the germ of an idea in an old newspaper .Words meaning small pieces and amounts
(Definition of germ noun (AMOUNT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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