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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ger·mi·nal /ˈʤɝmnəl, ˈʤɛrmənḷ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ger·mi·nal /ˈʤɝmnəl, ənḷ/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ger·mi·nal n.  The seventh month of the French republican calendar [1792 -- 1806]. It began March 21 and ended April 19. See Vendémiaire.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ger·mi·nal a.
 1. Pertaining or belonging to a germ; as, the germinal vesicle.
 2. Biol. Of or pertaining to the germ, or germ cells, as distinguished from the somatic cells.
 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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : containing seeds of later development; "seminal ideas of one
            discipline can influence the growth of another" [syn: originative,
      n : seventh month of the Revolutionary calendar (March and
          April); the month of buds