germination

(redirected from Epigeal Germination)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
click for a larger image
germinate
germination of a bean seed

ger·mi·nate

 (jûr′mə-nāt′)
v. ger·mi·nat·ed, ger·mi·nat·ing, ger·mi·nates
v.tr.
To cause to sprout or grow.
v.intr.
1. To begin to sprout or grow.
2. To come into existence: An idea germinated in his mind.

[Latin germināre, germināt-, to sprout, from germen, germin-, sprout, bud; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

ger′mi·na′tion n.
ger′mi·na′tive adj.
ger′mi·na′tor n.
click for a larger image
germination
germination of a bean seed

ger·mi·na·tion

(jûr′mə-nā′shən)
The beginning of growth, as of a seed, spore, or bud. The germination of most seeds and spores occurs in response to warmth and water.

germinate verb

germination

The start of the development of a plant from seed or spore.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.germination - the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to growgermination - the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
2.germination - the origin of some development; "the germination of their discontent"
inception, origination, origin - an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
Translations
إنْبات
klíčení
spiring
csírázáskicsírázás
spírun
klíčenie
filizlenmegelişme

germination

[ˌdʒɜːmɪˈneɪʃən] Ngerminación f

germination

[ˌdʒɜːrmɪˈneɪʃən] ngermination fgerm warfare nguerre f bactériologique

germination

n (lit)Keimung f; (fig)Aufkeimen nt (geh)

germination

[dʒɜːmɪˈneɪʃn] ngerminazione f

germinate

(ˈdʒəːmineit) verb
to (cause eg a seed to) begin to grow.
ˌgermiˈnation noun

ger·mi·nation

n. germinación, brote de una planta o desarrollo de una persona o animal.
References in periodicals archive ?
In agreement with this author, the Macaranga morphological characters are epigeal germination, phanerocotylar seedlings, thin and leaf-like cotyledons and the first leaves are all spirally arranged.
Monocots (1 cotyledon) Dicots (2 cotyledons) Usually herbaceous Herbaceous or woody Linear leaves with parallel veins Leaves with netted venation Vascular bundles scattered in stem Vascular bundles in a ring Fibrous root system Taproot system Hypogeal germination Usually epigeal germination
In epigeal germination, the seed sends out a leaf first.