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Germination  n.  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.

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"Germination" Quotes from Famous Books

... operative' and the part speculative of human life—this new thought of making 'the art and practic part of life the mistress to its theoric' was understood in this scholar's own time (as we learn from the secret traditions of the school) to have had its first germination: this idea which is the idea of the modern learning—the idea of connecting knowledge generally and in a systematic manner with the human conduct—knowledge as distinguished from pre-supposition—the idea which came out afterwards ...
— The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded • Delia Bacon

... what physiological changes take place in the germination and formation of life, and how nature expresses the intentions of reproduction by giving animals distinctive organs with certain secretions for this purpose, etc. All the different stages of development can be easily determined, but how and why life takes place under such special condition ...
— Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners • B.G. Jefferis

... that without such a softening the seed remains too hard for the plant to use. This may well be doubted, however, for seeds can apparently sprout well enough without the aid of bacteria. But, nevertheless, bacteria do grow in the seed during its germination, and thus do aid the plant in the softening of the food material. We can not regard them as essential to seed germination. It may well be claimed that they ordinarily play at least an incidental part in this fundamental life process, although it is uncertain ...
— The Story Of Germ Life • H. W. Conn

... forms by a similar exposure to 56 deg. C. on the second day, whilst others, of slower germination, may be caught on the ...
— The Elements of Bacteriological Technique • John William Henry Eyre

... softening influences. There was good soil in her mind, well prepared, and the sower failed not in the work of scattering good seed upon it with a liberal hand—seed that felt soon a quickening life and swelled in the delight of coming germination. ...
— After the Storm • T. S. Arthur

Words linked to "Germination" :   growing, origin, development, ontogenesis, maturation, growth, ontogeny, sprouting, germinate, inception

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