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noun Botany.
  1. the degree of ability of a seed to germinate or sprout.
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Origin of germinability

First recorded in 1895–1900; germin(ate) + -ability
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for germinability

Historical Examples

  • This self-sterility is in no case due to a lack of germinability of the pollen produced.

    The Cherries of New York

    U. P. Hedrick

  • The small, nearly conical seeds have five gray ribs and retain their germinability for about two years.