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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. germ

    seed, nucleus, embryo, origin, bud

    fruit, development, result

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  1. source, seed, germnoun

    anything that provides inspiration for later work

    generator, rootage, seeded player, seed, bug, reference, informant, seminal fluid, beginning, semen, cum, root, microbe, come, source, ejaculate, author, origin, reservoir

  2. germnoun

    a small apparently simple structure (as a fertilized egg) from which new tissue can develop into a complete organism

    seed, source, microbe, bug

  3. microbe, bug, germnoun

    a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use

    seed, hemipteran, hemipterous insect, bug, glitch, source, microbe, hemipteron

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. germnoun

    ovary, embryo, seed-bud, young bud

  2. germnoun

    origin, first principle

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. germnoun

    origin, first principle, embryo, bud, seed, spore

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  1. Gerald Brandacher:

    For ethical reasons, we would not want to transplant the germ line from the donor, because that would mean that, were the recipient to father a child, that actually the genetic background of the child would be from the donor and not from the recipient, but in a second step, the patient will receive testicle prostheses.

  2. germterm:

    if you do not live life like a germ you wont learn the ways of the yerm. -germterm out

  3. Victoria Sowards:

    Bringing one from home, you know it is clean and germ free.

  4. James Scott:

    It is important for people to understand that this study is specifically concerned with one particular germ that is increasingly implicated in hospital-acquired infections, this study really only applies to the specific environment of hospitals, and I'm confident that alcohol-based disinfectants will continue to remain highly effective in general use.

  5. Ahmed Korayem:

    The germ of genius with a definite purpose is contagious. Otherwise, it's pathogenic.

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