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wheat germ

noun

Simple Definition of wheat germ

  • : the center part of a grain of wheat which is eaten often as a source of vitamins and protein

Full Definition of wheat germ

  1. :  the embryo of the wheat kernel separated in milling and used especially as a source of vitamins and protein

1881

First Known Use of wheat germ

1881


Medical Dictionary

wheat germ

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noun \ˈhwēt-, ˈwēt-\

Medical Definition of wheat germ

  1. :  the embryo of the wheat kernel separated in milling and used especially as a source of vitamins and protein




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