[jur-muh-nl] /ˈdʒɜr mə nl/
being in the earliest stage of development:
of or relating to a or .
of the nature of a or .
[jur-muh-nl; French zher-mee-nal] /ˈdʒɜr mə nl; French ʒɛr miˈnal/
(in the French Revolutionary calendar) the seventh month of the year, extending from March 21 to April 19.
(italics) a novel (1884) by Émile Zola.
of, relating to, or like germs or a germ cell
of, or in the earliest stage of development; embryonic
the month of buds: the seventh month of the French revolutionary calendar, from March 22 to April 20
1808, from Modern Latin germinalis “in the germ,” from Latin germen (genitive germinis) “sprout, bud, sprig, offshoot” (see germ) + -al (1).
germinal ger·mi·nal (jûr’mə-nəl)
- Germinal area
germinal area n. The place in the blastoderm where embryonic development is intiated.
- Germinal center of flemming
germinal center of Flemming germinal center of Flem·ming (flěm’ĭng) n. A spherical mass in the center of a lymph node that contains actively proliferating B cells.
noun, Embryology. 1. . germinal disk n. A flattened, disklike region of cells from which the embryo develops in the fertilized ovum of many vertebrate species. Also called embryonic disk.
- Germinal epithelium
germinal epithelium n. See surface epithelium.