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

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  1. Of or pertaining to something very small, as small as a germ; pertaining to the essence of something.
    It was only the most germinal idea, to start writing a book, originally.



  1. germinal


  1. Germinal (the month).

Extensive Definition

Germinal can refer to:

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