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germ

noun

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the source from which something grows or develops
  • this hastily scribbled equation on a cocktail napkin became the germ of a new scientific theory

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The first known use of germ was circa 1550

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“Germ.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/germ. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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