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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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___ epitheliumepitelio ___;
___ localizationlocalización ___;
___ vesiclevesícula o núcleo ___.
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
Complete spermatogenesis with many spermatozoa; regular organization of the germinal epithelium.
Angelo Germinal, who was dismissed from the service because of the murder case, may soon apply for reinstatement following his acquittal.
The morphologic domain comprises features from 3 categories: (1) high-resolution computed tomography imaging patterns commonly found in patients with CTD-ILD, such as those with NSIP, organizing pneumonia, NSIP with organizing pneumonia, and lymphoid interstitial pneumonia; (2) histopathologic findings in an SLB that are highly associated with the presence of CTD, such as an NSIP pattern, organizing pneumonia pattern, lymphoid interstitial pneumonia pattern, the presence of interstitial lymphoid aggregates with germinal centers, and diffuse lymphoplasmacytic infiltration with or without lymphoid follicles; and (3) multicompartment involvement, which includes additional features evident on diagnostic imaging, histopathology, cardiac catheterization, or pulmonary function testing.
The administration of cadmium caused a significant decrease in germinal epithelium thickness and Johnson's score.
Permanent germinal epithelium and reproductive cycle of Atractosteus tropicus (Lepisosteiformes: Lepisosteidae) males, Tabasco, Mexico
The slides were placed on hot plate at 37oC for 24 hours for fixation of tissues and stained with periodic acid-Schiff (PAS)-Iron Haematoxylin technique16 for the morphology, and measurement of diameter and thickness of germinal epithelium in seminiferous tubules.
Funded by Innovate UK and sponsored by Germinal, the research is designed to reduce expensive bought-in fertiliser on livestock farms.
Ricardo Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo define de forma clara y concisa la relacion que existe entre la insercion del tendon del Extensor Hallucis Longus y la matriz germinal de la una en el pimer dedo del pie, en adultos, y comprobar su relacion e interes en onicocriptosis.
The company is enrolling around 150 patients with germinal centre diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) or follicular lymphoma, stratified into those expressing mutant EZH2 and those expressing wild type EZH2, and patients with non-germinal centre DLBCL in this five-arm Phase II trial.
Casi todas las marcas tienen este tipo de formulacion, pero yo me quedo con una de toda la vida por su elaboracion con productos naturales como el germen de trigo: Germinal.