germination


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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.
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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 classic literature ?
These were of a character to force into germination whatever seeds of hereditary superstition lay latent in my bosom.
A particularly fine spring came round, and the stir of germination was almost audible in the buds; it moved her, as it moved the wild animals, and made her passionate to go.
We were put into our bodies, as fire is put into a pan to be carried about; but there is no accurate adjustment between the spirit and the organ, much less is the latter the germination of the former.
I drop it into your brains and await its germination.
So that as 64/87 seeds germinated after an immersion of 28 days; and as 18/94 plants with ripe fruit (but not all the same species as in the foregoing experiment) floated, after being dried, for above 28 days, as far as we may infer anything from these scanty facts, we may conclude that the seeds of 14/100 plants of any country might be floated by sea-currents during 28 days, and would retain their power of germination.
The result was that 18/98 of his seeds floated for 42 days, and were then capable of germination.
But the following fact is more important: the crops of birds do not secrete gastric juice, and do not in the least injure, as I know by trial, the germination of seeds; now after a bird has found and devoured a large supply of food, it is positively asserted that all the grains do not pass into the gizzard for 12 or even 18 hours.
Is it not that the soul puts forth friends as the tree puts forth leaves, and presently, by the germination of new buds, extrudes the old leaf?
They previously discovered a chemical compound in smoke from burning plants that promotes seed germination.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers studied the effect of silicon nanoparticles on the germination of various types of lentil which can improve the crop's stabilization in the early germination stage in arid and semi-arid regions.
Land should be prepared through deep ploughing well before sowing and good quality seed of better germination that is free from weeds be utilized at the rate of 6-8 kilogram per acre.
Germination is a critical stage in the life cycle of plants and often controls population dynamics with major practical implications [14].