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germ

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  1. the source from which something grows or develops <this hastily scribbled equation on a cocktail napkin became the germ of a new scientific theory> Synonyms fountainhead, seed, origin, root, seedbedRelated Words font, fountain, spring, well, wellhead, wellspring; beginning, birth, commencement, dawn, genesis, inception, incipiency, launch, morning, onset, outset, start, threshold; creation, inauguration, origination


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