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[jur-muh n] /ˈdʒɜr mən/

noun, plural germens, germina
[jur-muh-nuh] /ˈdʒɜr mə nə/ (Show IPA). Archaic.
a .
noun (pl) -mens, -mina (-mɪnə)
(biology, rare) the mass of undifferentiated cells that gives rise to the germ cells


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