A little used term used to identify a virus authors' original copy of a virus. Patterns in code, and amount of functionality, help antivirus experts to determine if a virus is a "germ." This is also called "Garden of Eden Mechanism" or "Generation One Virus."
Germ is a simple name for small microorganisms including bacteria, viruses and fungi. These microscopic organisms are found throughout the restroom environment. See Resident Germs. See Transient Germs.
A cell or group of cells (called a primordium ) capable of developing into an organ , a part or an organism in its entirety. Eggs and sperm are germ cells . A pathogenic a microorganism. A microbe capable of causing disease . The germ theory of disease held, correctly, that these minute bodies can cause disease. The figurative source or wellspring. Dr. Watson told Holmes he had the germ of an idea. See the entire definition of Germ
The embryo of a kernel of grain, such as wheat, making up about 2.5 percent of the kernel's weight; often separated out in processed flour because its fat content makes flour more perishable. Wheat germ, which is left in whole wheat flour, has a large content of complex vitamins and trace minerals. It can also be purchased separately.
the embryo or sprouting section of the wheat seed. Contains the majority of the grain's vitamins but is removed when white flour is milled. When added to bread it provides fiber and has a slightly nutty flavor. After opening it should be refrigerated.
The germ cells, collectively, as distinguished from the somatic cells, or soma. Germ is often used in place of germinal to form phrases; as, germ area, germ disc, germ membrane, germ nucleus, germ sac, etc.
In mathematics, a germ of (continuous, differentiable or analytic) functions is an equivalence class of (continuous, differentiable or analytic) functions from a topological space to another (often from the real line to itself), grouped together on the basis of their equality on the neighborhood of a fixed reference point in their domain of definition. In the same way, a germ of sets is an equivalence class of subsets of a given topological space, grouped together on the basis of their equality on the neighborhood of a fixed reference point belonging to all of them.
a point of energy having within it certain living potentialities, causing certain effects upon the surrounding field of energy, and producing certain forms of expression which are recognizable upon the physical plane