bud, embryo


  • germane

    An idea or remark is germane to a situation if it is connected to it in an important or fitting way.

  • germ

    anything that provides inspiration for later work

  • germanium

    a brittle grey crystalline element that is a semiconducting metalloid (resembling silicon) used in transistors

  • germicide

    an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease

  • germinal

    containing seeds of later development

  • germinate

    produce buds, branches, or germinate

  • germination

    the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow

  • wheatgerm

    the nutritious heart of a kernel of wheat

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