Definition of Germs

1. Noun. (plural of germ) ¹



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Definition of Germs

1. germ [n] - See also: germ

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Germs

germinoma
germins
germiparity
germless
germlike
germline
germlines
germogen
germogens
germophobe
germophobes
germophobic
germplasm
germplasms
germproof
germs (current term)
germule
germules
germy
germyl
germylene
germylenes
germylidene
germylidenes
germylium
gerne
gerned
gerner
gerners
gernes

Literary usage of Germs

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1. Educational Psychology by Edward Lee Thorndike (1903)
"The qualities of the germs of a man are what we should know in order to prophesy directly the ... One quality these germs surely possess. They are variable. ..."

2. Manual of Botany, for North America: Containing Generic and Specific by Amos Eaton (1829)
"germs Depressed-globose : germs and peduncles glabrous : flowers somewhat in pairs ... germs ovate : germs and peduncles somewhat hispid : prickles hooked ..."

3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1884)
"The more cutting the instrument with which the operations are performed, the more freely are the vessels divided, the better do the germs penetrate, ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"However the conditions of the experiment be varied, provided the receptacles and materials are free from living germs, results always verify Pasteur's ..."

5. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1906)
"After the germs leave the sick animal's body they may remain alive and able ... How long such germs remain active depends entirely on the conditions of heat ..."

6. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1885)
"These characteristics of the tissue originally attacked may determine the character of the action of the germs on other tissues, and thus enable us to ..."

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