Pathology. the theory that infectious diseases are due to the agency of germs or microorganisms.
the theory that all infectious diseases are caused by microorganisms
the theory that living organisms develop from other living organisms by the growth and differentiation of germ cells
germ theory n.
The doctrine holding that infectious diseases are caused by the activity of microorganisms within the body.
- Germ tube
noun 1. (botany) a tube produced by a germinating spore, such as the pollen tube produced by a pollen grain
[gurnz-bak] /ˈgɜrnz bæk/ noun 1. Hugo, 1884–1967, U.S. publisher and inventor, born in Belgium: a pioneer in science-fiction publishing.
gero- or ger- pref. Old age: geroderma.
geroderma ger·o·der·ma (jěr’ō-dûr’mə) n. Thinning of the skin accompanied by the loss of elasticity and subcutaneous fat, as in the aging process.