Germinal meaning

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Of, relating to, or having the nature of a germ cell.
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Of, relating to, or occurring in the earliest stage of development.

Was active in the germinal stages of the space program.

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Of, like, or characteristic of germs or germ cells.
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In an embryonic stage; in the first stage of growth or development.
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Being, or serving as, a productive source or influence.
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Relating to or having the nature of a germ cell.
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Pertaining or belonging to a germ.
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(figuratively) Of or pertaining to something very small, as small as a germ; pertaining to the essence of something.

It was only the most germinal idea, to start writing a book, originally.

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(historical) The seventh month of the French Republican Calendar, from March 20 or 21 to April 20 or 21.
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Origin of germinal

  • French from Latin germen germin- sprout, bud genə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin germen (germination)

    From Wiktionary