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Synonyms for germ

Synonyms for germ

a minute organism usually producing disease

a source of further growth and development

Synonyms for germ

anything that provides inspiration for later work

a small apparently simple structure (as a fertilized egg) from which new tissue can develop into a complete organism

a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium)

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Dirty things have germs and germs cause disease and the fear of the germs become more intense with each generation.
When Gerba and his team deliberately placed a synthetic germ in an office break room, it spread to most every surface in the office within four hours.
I handed out 12" x 18" white paper and the students sketched their germs in pencil.
The Germ Defender is invisible, odourless and colourless that attaches to the vehicle's interior and begins working immediately.
5, 7) However, germ cell anomalies, possibly due to DBP-related effects on Sertoli cells, have been observed in fetal rat and mouse testes as well as samples of fetal human testis xenografts (testicular tissue implanted under the skin of mice).
Testicular neoplasms are divided into two major categories: germ cell tumors and sex cordstromal tumors.
With our natural Viogerm[R] wheat germ products, we can comprehensively respond to this trend and offer food manufacturers high-quality ingredients with added value.
Malignant mixed germ cell tumours of ovary are rare malignant neoplasms containing combinations of two or more types of germ cell elements.
Paclitaxel plus Ifosfamide followed by high-dose carboplatin plus etoposide in previously treated germ cell tumors.
coli 0157:H7, a germ linked to deaths from eating tainted hamburger, lettuce and other types of produce.
By acquiring GERM, a well known software specialist in Western Europe, Heidelberg is expanding its portfolio of management information systems.
Wheat germ is a concentrated source of essential nutrients as well as essential fatty acids and fatty alcohols.
M2 EQUITYBITES-March 18, 2011-PURE Bioscience completes registration of IV-7 Ultimate Germ Defense disinfectant in South Africa(C)2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
Since TB is caused by a germ, in order to overcome the deadly disease, the Therapy must have increased the patient's immune system so the body was able to kill the germs and heal.