Synonyms of germ


1. source, seed, germ, inspiration

usage: anything that provides inspiration for later work

2. germ, structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure

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

3. microbe, bug, germ, microorganism, micro-organism

usage: a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use

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