Translation of "germ" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /dʒɜːm/ us /dʒɜrm/

a very small living thing that causes disease

microbio, germen
Wash your hands before you cook so you don’t spread germs.

(Translation of “germ” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /dʒəːm/

a very tiny animal or plant that causes disease

Disinfectant kills household germs.

the small beginning (of anything)

germen, embrión, principio
the germ of an idea.
germicide noun

a substance that kills germs or microorganisms.

germicidal adjective

germicida, bactericida
a comparative study of the germicidal effect of different disinfectants.

(Translation of “germ” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)