noun, plural ger·mens, ger·mi·na [jur-muh-nuh]. /ˈdʒɜr mə nə/. Archaic.
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The globular part contains the pistil, which consists merely of a germen and stigma, together with the surrounding stamens.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe|Edgar Allan Poe
Mr. Berkeley found no difficulty, and had the stem impregnated as well as the germen.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses|Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
Germen oblong, striated, curved slightly outwards, but at length becoming erect and rugged.Lachesis Lapponica|Carl von Linn
So in Latin, canmen from cano was pronounced, and then written carmen; genmen from the obsolete γενω passed into germen.Elements of Gaelic Grammar|Alexander Stewart
The pistil is generally divisible into the ovary or germen, the style and the stigma.On the Origin of Species|Charles Darwin