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  Words related to germ

Related / Similar Words: microbe, bug, source, seed

 

Definition:
  • a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use;
  • a small simple structure (as a fertilized egg) from which new tissue can develop into a complete organism;
  • anything that provides inspiration for later work;

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    Hyponyms: taproot, muse

     

    Derivational Morphology: shoot, spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout, evolve, develop

     

     
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