Origin of germinal
- (in the French Revolutionary calendar) the seventh month of the year, extending from March 21 to April 19.
- (italics) a novel (1884) by Émile Zola.
Origin of Germinal
Related Words for germinalintroductory, original, basic, incipient, promising, growing, fledgling, burgeoning, nascent, immature, undeveloped, antecedent, opening, leading, inaugural, pioneer, infant, initiative, fundamental, virgin
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Contemporary Examples of germinal
But the most fascinating sections are the germinal passages upon which Agee would build and elaborate in the final version.Revisiting James Agee: Discovering the Original ‘Let Us Now Praise Famous Men’
June 7, 2013
Germinal by Émile Zola My favorite reportorial 19th-century novel.Pulitzer Winner Jennifer Egan’s PEN Festival Book Bag
April 23, 2012
Historical Examples of germinal
No doubt he often supplied the germinal ideas, while his assistants only carried them out.Heroes of the Telegraph
A bioplast, they tell us, is a germinal point in germinal matter or bioplasm.Life: Its True Genesis
R. W. Wright
These people have no idea of germinal cells or their conjugation.The Sexual Question
The germinal vesicle is so simple that it may be defined in a line.Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I
Blastoderm: the germinal membrane from which the organs of the embryo are formed.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
- of, relating to, or like germs or a germ cell
- of, or in the earliest stage of development; embryonic
Word Origin for germinal
- the month of buds: the seventh month of the French revolutionary calendar, from March 22 to April 20
Word Origin and History for germinal
- Of, relating to, or having the nature of a germ cell.
- Of, relating to, or occurring in the earliest stage of development of an embryo or organism.