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germ


germ

noun \ˈjərm\

Definition of GERM

1
:  a small mass of living substance capable of developing into an organism or one of its parts
2
:  microorganism; especially :  a microorganism causing disease
February 28, 2015
pontificate Hear it
To speak pompously or dogmatically
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