germinally

germinal

[jur-muh-nl]
adjective
1.
being in the earliest stage of development: germinal ideas.
2.
of or pertaining to a germ or germs.
3.
of the nature of a germ or germ cell.

Origin:
1800–10; (< F) < Latin germin- (stem of germen sprout, bud; see germ) + -al1

germinally, adverb
nongerminal, adjective
subgerminal, adjective
subgerminally, adverb
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germinal (ˈdʒɜːmɪnəl)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or like germs or a germ cell
2.  of, or in the earliest stage of development; embryonic
 
[C19: from New Latin germinālis, from Latin germen bud; see germ]
 
'germinally
 
adv

Germinal (ʒɛrminal)
 
n
the month of buds: the seventh month of the French revolutionary calendar, from March 22 to April 20

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germinal
1808, from L. germen (gen. germinis) "sprout, bud;" see germ.
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germinal ger·mi·nal (jûr'mə-nəl)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or having the nature of a germ cell.

  2. Of, relating to, or occurring in the earliest stage of development of an embryo or organism.

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