Germ is a microbe, usually a pathogenic one.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Germ
- That which is to develop a new individual; as, the germ of a fetus, of a plant or flower, and the like; the earliest form under which an organism appears.
- That from which anything springs; origin; first principle; as, the germ of civil liberty.
2. Germ
- To germinate.
Category: Microbiology
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