1. [ noun ] anything that provides inspiration for later work
Synonyms: source seed
Related terms: inspiration muse taproot evolve
2. [ noun ] (zoology) a small simple structure (as a fertilized egg) from which new tissue can develop into a complete organism
Related terms: structure shoot
3. [ noun ] (biology) a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use
Synonyms: bug microbe
Related terms: microorganism
Similar spelling:   germy