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noun     germ pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable] a form of bacteria that spreads disease among people or animals

    Strep is very different from the germ that causes ordinary sore throats.

  2. 2
    [singular] something that could develop into a greater idea or plan

    the germ of an idea

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