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1. Of, relating to, or having the nature of a germ cell.
2. Of, relating to, or occurring in the earliest stage of development: was active in the germinal stages of the space program.

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

ger′mi·nal·ly adv.


1. (Pathology) of, relating to, or like germs or a germ cell
2. of, or in the earliest stage of development; embryonic
[C19: from New Latin germinālis, from Latin germen bud; see germ]
ˈgerminally adv


(Historical Terms) the month of buds: the seventh month of the French revolutionary calendar, from March 22 to April 20


(ˈdʒɜr mə nl)

1. being in the earliest stage of development: germinal ideas.
2. of or pertaining to a germ or germs.
3. of the nature of a germ or germ cell.
[1800–10; (< French) < Latin germin-, s. of germen sprout, bud (see germ) + -al1]
ger′mi•nal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Germinal - seventh month of the Revolutionary calendar (March and April); the month of buds
Revolutionary calendar - the calendar adopted by the first French Republic in 1793 and abandoned in 1805; dates were calculated from Sept. 22, 1792
Revolutionary calendar month - a month in the Revolutionary calendar
Adj.1.germinal - containing seeds of later development; "seminal ideas of one discipline can influence the growth of another"
original - being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of; "a truly original approach"; "with original music"; "an original mind"


adj (fig)aufkeimend (geh)


a. germinal, rel. a o de la naturaleza de un germen o gérmenes;
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Brooke had written his invitation, those germinal ideas of making his mind tell upon the world at large which had been present in him from his younger years, but had hitherto lain in some obstruction, had been sprouting under cover.
Nevertheless all living things have much in common, in their chemical composition, their germinal vesicles, their cellular structure, and their laws of growth and reproduction.
Activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID), a protein necessary for somatic hypermutation and class switch recombination, is expressed in the germinal center (10) and in extrafollicular large proliferating B cells.
A I CAN remember the series Germinal very well but it wasn't a true story about a miners' strike.
The Belgian international, equally adept at centre-half and on the right side of defence, has been one of Stoke's most accomplished performers since joining them from Germinal Beerschot in summer 2005, winning the player-of-the-year award in his debut season at the Britannia Stadium.
If Mr Featherstone-Witty's view had prevailed then Picasso would never have painted Geuernica, Zola would have never written Germinal (nor Orwell 1984), Arthur Miller's
Hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining of multiple sections of both tonsils revealed that the architecture of the germinal centers was normal and that there was no evidence of increased fibrosis deep to the tonsillar capsule (figure 3).
Researchers then differentiated the MLPC into cell types representative of the three germinal layers (e.
Wanyama has impressed for Neil Lennon's side since his summer move from Belgian outfit Germinal Beerschot and could start when Celtic face Caley Thistle this weekend.
Current league positions Birmingham 9th (Champ), FC Bruges 4th Birmingham FC Bruges (h) 0-0 Brighton (h) 4-5 Genk (h) 1-0 Leeds (a) 1-2 K V Kortrikj (a) 2-0 Bristol C (h) 1-2* Birmingham (a) 2-1* FC Bruges (h) 2-0 Gent (h) 2-0 Leicester (a) 1-1 Germinal (a) 3-1 Nottm Forest (a) 2-1* Braga *Cup match Blues may add to Bruges woe IN-FORM Birmingham will bid to take advantage of the turmoil at FC Bruges, and the standout 11-8 with Betfred for a home victory appeals.
Addition of rituximab to standard chemotherapy improves the survival of both the germinal center B-cell-like and non-germinal center B-cell-like subtypes of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma [published online ahead of print July 28, 2008] J Clin Oncol.
Aerts is an experienced goalkeeper who has previously played for Dutch clubs Den Bosch and Roosendaal, as well as Belgian side Germinal Beerschot Antwerp.