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Meaning of GERMINATION

Pronunciation:  j`urmun'eyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the origin of some development; "the germination of their discontent"
  2. [n]  the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow
 

GERMINATION is a 11 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: sprouting
 
 See Also: development, growing, growth, inception, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny, origin, origination

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The process where a seed, spore, or zygote begins to sprout, grow, or develop, usually after it has been dormant for a time while waiting for the right growing conditions.
 

 

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