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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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Anti germinative activity of three glucosinolate-derived products generated by myrosinate hydrolysis.
These vegetables are not only damaged externally, but also suffer qualitative and quantitative, nutritional, economic and even germinative losses [8].
Other anecdotal poems aren't carried past their germinative impulse.
After 2 weeks, a control CT was performed and a retrovesical cystic mass with a germinative membrane-like hydatid cyst was detected (Fig.
For example, human epidermal cells exposed to inorganic arsenic maintain a germinative state with altered SC dynamics (Patterson et al.
Germinative uniseriate filaments were 2-10 cells long in all species.
This was confirmed on histology which demonstrated the presence of the laminated and germinative layers of a hydatid cyst (Fig.