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germination of a bean seed


v. ger·mi·nat·ed, ger·mi·nat·ing, ger·mi·nates
To cause to sprout or grow.
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 of a bean seed


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


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


[ˌdʒɜːmɪˈneɪʃən] Ngerminación f


[ˌdʒɜːrmɪˈneɪʃən] ngermination fgerm warfare nguerre f bactériologique


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


[dʒɜːmɪˈneɪʃn] ngerminazione f


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


n. germinación, brote de una planta o desarrollo de una persona o animal.
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
These were of a character to force into germination whatever seeds of hereditary superstition lay latent in my bosom.
I drop it into your brains and await its germination.
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?
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.
This study aimed to assess the extent to which the interaction between salinity and temperature affects germination success in three saltbush species that occur in south-eastern Australia.
Furthermore, these bedding plants require seed production with high physiological quality evaluated by the percentage of seed germination over a period of ten days, seed vigor tests, or both.
The water needed for germination is limited, in arid and semi-arid environments and consequently, successful crop establishment depends on the rapid and uniform germination of the seed as well as on the ability to germinate under scarce moisture availability (Windauer, et al.
The retarded germination and root and shoot length might be influenced by damage of root and shoot cells due to interference of absorption of nutrients and other growth processes caused by allelochemicals found in seed and leaf extracts (Elisante, Tarimo, & Ndakidemi, 2013).