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germinal

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adjective ger·mi·nal \ˈjərm-nəl, ˈjer-mə-nəl\

Definition of germinal

  1. 1 a :  being in the earliest stage of development b :  creative, productive

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a germ cell or early embryo

ger·mi·nal·ly adverb


Origin of germinal

French, from Latin germin-, germen — more at germ


First Known Use: 1808

Rhymes with germinal


Medical Dictionary

germinal

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adjective ger·mi·nal \ˈjərm-nəl, -ən-əl\

Medical Definition of germinal

  1. :  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a germ cell or early embryo

  2. ger·mi·nal·ly \-ē\play adverb




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