• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Germen jẽr"mĕn See Germ.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n germen A germ; an ovum; an egg, as of a bird, while still in the ovary.
    • n germen A shoot or sprout. See the extract.
    • n germen The ovary. Compare germarium.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Germen jėrm′en a disused botanical synonym for Ovary
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Germ.


In literature:

Carnoso albumeni germen secus sulcum affixium.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
The stamina are six, with one stile, growing from the germen, which stands up in three brownish segments, resembling a cup.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
Crack nature's molds, all germens spill at once, That make ingrateful men!
"Shakspere, Personal Recollections" by John A. Joyce
Germen oblong, striated, curved slightly outwards, but at length becoming erect and rugged.
"Lachesis Lapponica" by Carl von Linné
Germen short, square, crowned with long white radiating down.
"Lachesis Lapponica" by Carl von Linné