Definition of germ
- germ Noun The small mass of cells from which a new organism develops; a seed, bud or spore.
- germ Noun A pathogenic microorganism.
- germ Noun An idea that forms the basis of some project.
- germ Noun The embryo of a seed, especially of a seed used as a cereal or grain. See Wikipedia article on cereal germ.
- germ Verb () to germinate
- germ Verb to grow, as if parasitic