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Part of Speech: noun
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2. That from which anything springs; origin; first principle; as, the germ of civil liberty.
3. The germ cells, collectively, as distinguished from the somatic cells, or soma. is often used in place of germinal to form phrases; as, germ area, germ disc, germ membrane, germ nucleus, germ sac, etc.
Part of Speech: verb
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