germinoma ger·mi·no·ma (jûr’mə-nō’mə)
A neoplasm derived from germinal tissue.
[jur-muh-stuh n] /ˈdʒɜr mə stən/ noun 1. a city in S Transvaal, in the NE Republic of South Africa. /ˈdʒɜːmɪstən/ noun 1. a city in South Africa, southeast of Johannesburg: industrial centre, with the world’s largest gold refinery, serving the Witwatersrand mines. Pop: 139 721 (2001)
noun 1. one of the three primary embryonic cell layers. noun 1. (embryol) any of the three layers of cells formed during gastrulation See ectoderm, mesoderm, endoderm germ layer n. Any of the three primary cellular layers, the ectoderm, endoderm, or mesoderm, into which most animal embryos differentiate and from which the organs and tissues […]
[jurm] /dʒɜrm/ noun 1. a microorganism, especially when disease-producing; microbe. 2. a bud, offshoot, or seed. 3. the rudiment of a living organism; an embryo in its early stages. 4. the initial stage in development or evolution, as a or ancestral form. 5. something that serves as a source or initial stage for subsequent development: […]
[jurm-lahyn] /ˈdʒɜrmˌlaɪn/ noun, Biotechnology. 1. the insertion of cloned genes into the egg or sperm cell of an organism, using a gene transfer technique, in order to perpetuate a desired trait in its descendants, as pest-resistance in a crop plant.