wheat germ



the embryo or nucleus of the wheat kernel, used in or on foods as a concentrated source of vitamins.

Origin of wheat germ

First recorded in 1900–05
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  • In the meantime, toss out that beef jerky, and bust open that vat of wheat-germ!

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    May 29, 2010

British Dictionary definitions for wheat germ

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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