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germ

noun
 
 
/dʒɜːm/
[C] a very small living thing that causes disease: Wash your hands before cooking so that you don't spread germs.Bacteria, moulds, germs and viruses
the germ of sth the beginning of something: the germ of a brilliant ideaBeginnings and starts
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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