noun, plural ger·mens, ger·mi·na [jur-muh-nuh] /ˈdʒɜr mə nə/. Archaic.
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The pistil is generally divisible into the ovary or germen, the style and the stigma.On the Origin of Species
Germen oblong, striated, curved slightly outwards, but at length becoming erect and rugged.
Germen short, square, crowned with long white radiating down.
In P. farinosa the germen is broadly obovate and the stigma capitate; here the germen is globose and the stigma has five points.
Mr. Berkeley found no difficulty, and had the stem impregnated as well as the germen.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses
Mordecai Cubitt Cooke