Definition of germ

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