Synonyms of germ in English:

germ


See definition of germ

noun

1‘the powerful cleansing action kills germs as well’

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microbe, microorganism, bacillus, bacterium, virus
informal bug

2‘a fertilized germ’

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embryo, bud, nucleus, seed, spore, egg, ovum
technical ovule

3‘he had the germ of a brilliant idea’

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start, beginning, beginnings, commencement, starting point, genesis, inception, seed, embryo, bud, root, rudiment, origin, source, fountain, potential, potential for
core, nucleus, heart, kernel, nub, essence
fons et origo
literary fountainhead, wellspring, fount