Synonyms of 'germ'
1 microbeDictionary, virus, bug (informal)
a germ that destroyed hundreds of millions of lives
2 beginningDictionary, root, seed
The germ of an idea took root in her mind.
related phobias spermaphobiaspermatophobia
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A bud is a small pointed lump that appears on a tree or plant and develops into a leaf or flower.
The first buds appeared on the trees.
If there is a bug in a computer program, there is a mistake in it.
There is a bug in the software.
Thesaurus for germ from the Collins English Thesaurus
A germ is a very small organism that causes disease.