germ

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germ /ˈʤɚm/ noun
plural germs
germ
/ˈʤɚm/
noun
plural germs
Learner's definition of GERM
[count]
biology : a very small living thing that causes disease
: the origin or basis of something
: a very small amount of something
biology : something that can grow to become a whole animal, plant, etc., or one of its parts see also wheat germ
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