Examples of germ in a Sentence
the germ that causes tuberculosis
the germ of an idea
the germ layers of an embryo
Recent Examples of germ from the Web
Historically, bacteria have been associated with germs.
The book contains many names, but not many details about the people who, pre-germ theory, worked to ameliorate real urban suffering.
To use it as a gene drive, all that is required is to include in the payload the genes for the CRISPR-Cas9 system itself, and to ensure that some copies get inserted into an organism’s germ cells—those that develop into sperm or eggs.
Because the treatment destroys not only leukemic B-cells but also healthy ones, which help fight germs, patients need treatment to protect them from infection.
The germ is loaded with protein, B vitamins, several minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals (biologically active compounds in plants) and essential fatty acids.
Semmelweis didn't know anything about germs; Louis Pasteur and his famous fermentation experiments wouldn't come along for another decade.
And while Rihanna, of course, is probably impervious to such mundane concerns as germs and travel decorum, not every traveler is Rihanna.
A person who carries the bacteria but shows no symptoms can spread the germs to another.
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GERM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of germ for English Language Learners
biology : a very small living thing that causes disease
: the origin or basis of something
: a very small amount of something
GERM Defined for Kids
Definition of germ for Students
- the germ of an idea
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