germ
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germ(
juhrm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (medicine)
a. el germen
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The spread of germs can be greatly reduced through regular handwashing.La propagación de gérmenes se puede reducir en gran medida lavándose regularmente las manos.
b. el microbio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You put your metro card in your mouth! Do you have any idea how many germs must be on that thing?¡Te metiste la tarjeta del metro en la boca! ¿Tienes alguna idea de cuántos microbios eso tendrá?
2. (biology)
a. el germen
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The germ produces gametes, which are used in sexual reproduction.El germen produce gametos que se utilizan en la reproducción sexual.
3. (beginning)
a. el germen
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Out of one of our conversations sprang the germ of an incredible idea.De una de nuestras conversaciones surgió el germen de una idea fantástica.
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germ
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (medicine)
a. el germen m, microbio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(micro-organism)
germ warfareguerra bacteriológica
2. (botany)
a. germen (fig)
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germ [dʒɜːm]
noun
(Bio) also germen (m); (Med) microbio (m); germen (m)
the germ of an idea el germen de una idea
modifier
germ carrier (n) portadoraportadora (m) (f) de microbios or gérmenes;a portadora
germ cell (n) célula (f) germinal
germ plasm (n) germen (m) plasma
germ warfare (n) guerra (f) bacteriológica
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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