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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.
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After eight days, they showed that purified single-walled nanotubes in water enhanced the germination rate and shoot growth of wheatgrass, which grew an average of 13 percent larger than plants in plain water.
High seeds germination rate reduces the quantity of seeds required per unit sowing area.
In the actual production, the germination rate of gentian seeds can be improved by gibberellins seed dressing firstly and then sowing method, in order to shorten the germination period.
A significant increase in germination percentage showed that the germination rate was faster for seeds exposed to the magnetic field than those exposed in control group (Chao and Walker, 1967; Muraji et al, 1998; Celestino et al, 2000).
According to the statistical analysis for all the treatments (Tables 1 to 4), it can be verified that the seeds stored at room temperature presented better germination rate when compared to those stored in a cold chamber (low temperature).
All treatments with fungicides were indicated significant increase of germination rate as compared to control.
Grow For It, a Nevada-based seed brand, wants to fulfill customer needs by providing heirloom seeds with a high germination rate of 85%, which is way above the minimum germination standards in the industry.
Germination behavior of the two species was assessed through studying final germination percentage and germination rate.
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2012); germination rate index (GRI) according to Maguire (1962); and mean germination time (MGT) according to Edmond and Drapala (1958), cited by Ranal and Santana (2006).