the embryo or nucleus of the wheat kernel, used in or on foods as a concentrated source of vitamins.
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Origin of wheat germ
First recorded in 1900–05
Words nearby wheat germ
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Example sentences from the Web for wheat germ
In the meantime, toss out that beef jerky, and bust open that vat of wheat-germ!
British Dictionary definitions for wheat germ
the vitamin-rich embryo of the wheat kernel, which is largely removed before milling and is used in cereals, as a food supplement, etc
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