Definitions for: Germinal


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



Webster (1913) Definition: Ger"mi*nal, a. [See Germ.]
Pertaining or belonging to a germ; as, the germinal vesicle.

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.


Ger`mi*nal", n. [F. See Germ .]
The seventh month of the French republican calendar [1792 --
1806]. It began March 21 and ended April 19. See
Vend['E]miaire.


Ger"mi*nal, a. (Biol.)
Of or pertaining to the germ, or germ cells, as distinguished
from the somatic cells.

Synonyms: original, originative, seminal

See Also: Revolutionary calendar, Revolutionary calendar month

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