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germ

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics.

(jerm)

any microorganism, especially one that causes disease. See also infection.

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germ

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 68 words.

affirm, berm, confirm, firm, germ, herm, midterm, perm, sperm, squirm, term, therm, worm • pachyderm • echinoderm •

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germ

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 68 words.

affirm, berm, confirm, firm, germ, herm, midterm, perm, sperm, squirm, term, therm, worm • pachyderm • echinoderm •

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germ

Anne Hardy.

in The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 775 words.

The word “germ” derives from the Latin for “seed”; it was first used in its modern sense of pathogenic microbe

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germ

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 24 words.

Popular term for any infectious agent. Germs can be bacteria, fungi or viruses. In biology, it denotes a rudimentary stage

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germ cell

Edited by Richard Cammack, Teresa Atwood, Peter Campbell, Howard Parish, Anthony Smith, Frank Vella and John Stirling.

in Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biochemistry. 10 words.

any cell of the germ line, including gametes.

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germ pore

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

On a spore or pollen grain, a thin-walled area through which the germ tube or pollen tube emerges on germination. The thin or absent exine at the germ pore helps in the identification of...

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germ cell

Edited by Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

April 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 46 words.

Any cell in the series of cells (the germ line) that eventually produces *gametes, especially the first cell in such a series. In mammals the germ cells are the oogonia (in the ovaries) and...

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germ cell

Edited by Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

June 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 46 words.

Any cell in the series of cells (the germ line) that eventually produces *gametes, especially the first cell in such a series. In mammals the germ cells are the oogonia (in the ovaries) and...

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germ plasm

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

The hereditary material transmitted to offspring through the germ cells, and giving rise in each individual to the somatic cells.

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germ cell

Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 44 words.

Any cell in the series of cells (the germ line) that eventually produces gametes, especially the first cell

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germ line

Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield and Pamela K. Mulligan.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 33 words.

pertaining to the cells from which gametes are derived. When referring to species, the cells of the germ line, unlike

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germ line

Robert C. King, Pamela K. Mulligan and William D. Stansfield.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 34 words.

pertaining to the cells from which gametes are derived. When referring to species, the cells of the germ line, unlike

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germ plasm

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 57 words.

The hereditary material transmitted to offspring through the germ cells, and giving rise in each individual to the somatic (body)

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germ pore

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 44 words.

On a *spore or *pollen grain, a thin-walled area through which the *germ tube or *pollen...

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germ plasm

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Zoology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 22 words.

The hereditary material transmitted to offspring through the germ cells, and giving rise in each individual to the somatic cells

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germ plasm

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Zoology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 22 words.

The hereditary material transmitted to offspring through the germ cells, and giving rise in each individual to the *somatic

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Germ Theory

Sheldon Watts.

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 860 words.

 The words “origins of germ theory” conjure up images of clusters of researchers centered around Robert Koch of Berlin (

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germ plasm

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2012; p ublished online April 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 57 words.

The hereditary material transmitted to offspring through the germ cells, and giving rise in each individual to the somatic (body) cells. The theory of the continuity of germ plasm (i.e....

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germ plasm

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 59 words.

The hereditary material transmitted to offspring through the germ cells, and giving rise in each individual to the somatic (body) cells. The theory of the continuity of germ plasm (i.e....

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germ pore

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 39 words.

On a spore or pollen grain, a thin-walled area through which the germ tube or pollen tube emerges on germination.

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