(Ger"man*ize), v. i. To reason or write after the manner of the Germans.
(||Ger*ma"ri*um) n. [NL. See Germ.] (Zoöl.) An organ in which the ova are developed in
(Ger"men) n.; pl. E. Germens L. Germina [L.] See Germ.
(Ger"mi*ci`dal) a. Germicide.
(Ger"mi*cide) a. [Germ + L. caedere to kill.] (Biol.) Destructive to germs; applied to any
agent which has a destructive action upon living germs, particularly bacteria, or bacterial germs, which
are considered the cause of many infectious diseases. n. A germicide agent.
Germinal layers (Biol.), the two layers of cells, the ectoblast and entoblast, which form respectively
the outer covering and inner wall of the gastrula. A third layer of cells, the mesoblast, which is formed
later and lies between these two, is sometimes included. Germinal membrane. (Biol.) Same as
Blastoderm. Germinal spot (Biol.), the nucleolus of the ovum. Germinal vesicle, (Biol.) , the
nucleus of the ovum of animals.
(Ger"mi*nal) a. [See Germ.] Pertaining or belonging to a germ; as, the germinal vesicle.
(||Ger`mi*nal") n. [F. See Germ .] The seventh month of the French republican calendar
[1792 1806]. It began March 21 and ended April 19. See VendÉmiaire.
(Ger"mi*nant) a. [L. germinans, p. pr.] Sprouting; sending forth germs or buds.
(Ger"mi*nate) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Germinated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Germinating.] [L. germinatus,
p. p. of germinare to sprout, fr. germen. See Germ.] To sprout; to bud; to shoot; to begin to vegetate,
as a plant or its seed; to begin to develop, as a germ. Bacon.
(Ger"mi*nate), v. t. To cause to sprout. Price
Germination apparatus, an apparatus for malting grain.
(Ger`mi*na"tion) n. [L. germinatio: cf. F. germination.] The process of germinating; the
beginning of vegetation or growth in a seed or plant; the first development of germs, either animal or
Germinative spot, Germinative vesicle. (Biol.) Same as Germinal spot, Germinal vesicle, under
(Ger"mi*na*tive) a. [Cf. F. germinatif.] Pertaining to germination; having power to bud or
(Ger`mi*par"i*ty) n. [Germ + L. parere to produce.] (Biol.) Reproduction by means of
(Germ"less), a. Without germs.
(Ger"mo*gen) n. [Germ + - gen.] (Biol.) (a) A polynuclear mass of protoplasm, not divided
into separate cells, from which certain ova are developed. Balfour. (b) The primitive cell in certain
embryonic forms. Balfour.
(Germ" plasm`) (Biol.) See Plasmogen, and Idioplasm.
(Germ"ule) n. [Dim. fr. germ.] (Biol.) A small germ.
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