Definition of Germen

1. n. See Germ.



Definition of Germen

1. Noun. The basic form of an organism; the seed or germ ¹

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Definition of Germen

1. something that serves as an origin [n -MENS or -MINA]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Germen

germanomethane
germanone
germanophilia
germanophilias
germans
germanyl
germanyls
germaphobe
germaphobes
germaphobia
germaphobic
germband
germbands
germed
germen (current term)
germens
germfree
germicidal
germicide
germicides
germier
germiest
germin
germina
germinabilities
germinability
germinable
germinal

Literary usage of Germen

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1. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Ephraim Chambers (1870)
"PLACENTA, in Botany, a membrane of the interior of the germen (qv) or ... The placenta sometimes appears as a mere thickening of the walls of the germen. ..."

2. A Systematic Arrangement of British Plants: With an Easy Introduction to the by William Withering (1801)
"Parietaria officinalis.j (8) Flowers of '4 petals; above the germen. COR'NUS. Cal. ... (10) Flowers incomplete; above the germen. VIS'CUM. ..."

3. A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and the Arts by William Nicholson (1806)
"... Direction of the Radicle and germen during tue Vegetation of Seeds. ... whilst the elongated germen takes a precisely opposite direction: and it has ..."

4. Exotic Flora: Containing Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare Or Otherwise by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1823)
"Portion of a flower, with the great peltate stigma, turned up to display the stamens, and the germen with the style. Fig. 5. Stamen. Fig. 6. Pollen. ..."

5. The Cyclopædia;: Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature.by Abraham Rees by Abraham Rees (1819)
"... partially of entirely deciduous as the germen ripens, but they often become enlarged and hardened for a ..."

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