Synonyms of germ
1 microbeDictionary • a germ that destroyed hundreds of millions of lives
microbe • The microbe that poisoned them had got into dental equipment.
bug (informal) • There is a bug in the software.
2 beginningDictionary • The germ of an idea took root in her mind.
root • We got to the root of the problem.
seed • His questions were meant to plant seeds of doubt in our minds.
origin • What is the origin of the word `honeymoon'?
embryo • The League of Nations was the embryo of the UN.
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budA 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.
bug (informal)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