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germ tube

noun

botany a tube produced by a germinating spore, such as the pollen tube produced by a pollen grain

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germ layer, germ line, germ membrane, germ plasm, germ theory, germ tube, germ warfare, germain, germain, sophie, germaine, german
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  • Then it isolates itself from the germ-tube by a septum, and takes all the essential characteristics of the parent conidium.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses|Mordecai Cubitt Cooke