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germinal


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Germinal  \Ger"mi*nal\,  a.  (Biol.) 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  germ,  or  germ  cells,  as  distinguished 
  from  the  somatic  cells. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Germinal  \Ger"mi*nal\,  a.  [See  {Germ}.] 
  Pertaining  or  belonging  to  a  germ;  as  the  germinal  vesicle. 
 
  {Germinal  layers}  (Biol.),  the  two  layers  of  cells,  the 
  ectoblast  and  entoblast,  which  form  respectively  the  outer 
  covering  and  inner  wall  of  the  gastrula.  A  third  layer  of 
  cells,  the  mesoblast,  which  is  formed  later  and  lies 
  between  these  two  is  sometimes  included. 
 
  {Germinal  membrane}.  (Biol.)  Same  as  {Blastoderm}. 
 
  {Germinal  spot}  (Biol.),  the  nucleolus  of  the  ovum. 
 
  {Germinal  vesicle},  (Biol.),  the  nucleus  of  the  ovum  of 
  animals. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Germinal  \Ger`mi*nal"\,  n.  [F.  See  {Germ}  .] 
  The  seventh  month  of  the  French  republican  calendar  [1792  -- 
  1806].  It  began  March  21  and  ended  April  19.  See 
  {Vend['E]miaire}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  germinal 
  adj  :  containing  seeds  of  later  development;  "seminal  ideas  of  one 
  discipline  can  influence  the  growth  of  another"  [syn:  {originative}, 
  {seminal}] 
  n  :  seventh  month  of  the  Revolutionary  calendar  (Mar-Apr);  the 
  month  of  buds  [syn:  {Germinal}] 




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