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germination


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Germination  \Ger`mi*na"tion\,  n.  [L.  germinatio:  cf  F. 
  germination.] 
  The  process  of  germinating;  the  beginning  of  vegetation  or 
  growth  in  a  seed  or  plant;  the  first  development  of  germs, 
  either  animal  or  vegetable. 
 
  {Germination  apparatus},  an  apparatus  for  malting  grain. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  germination 
  n  :  the  process  whereby  seeds  or  spores  sprout  and  begin  to  grow 
  [syn:  {sprouting}] 




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