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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.
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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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