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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.
Translations of “germ”
in Korean 세균…
in Arabic جَرْثومة…
in French microbe, germe…
in Italian microbo, germe…
in Chinese (Traditional) 生物體, 病菌, 細菌…
in Russian микроб, бактерия…
in Turkish mikrop…
in Polish zarazek…
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…
(Definition of germ from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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