germen

[jur-muh n]

Origin of germen

From Latin, dating back to 1595–1605; see origin at germ
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British Dictionary definitions for germina

germen

noun plural -mens or -mina (-mɪnə)
  1. biology rare the mass of undifferentiated cells that gives rise to the germ cells

Word Origin for germen

C17: from Latin; see germ
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