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German shepherd one of a breed of large dogs having a thick brownish or black coat, often used as guard dogs and as guide dogs for the blind; Alsatian.
German silver any of several alloys of copper, zinc, and nickel used for utensils, drawing instruments, and the like; nickel silver.
Germany a central European country, reunited in 1990, bordered by the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Poland.
germ cell a cell whose principal function is reproduction; egg or sperm cell.
germicide a substance capable of killing or used to kill germs.
germinal of, concerning, or like a germ or germ cell. [2 definitions]
germinate to start or cause to start a process of growth or development; sprout.
germ layer any of the three primary cell layers in an embryo which differentiate into various body parts as the fetus develops.
germ plasm the protoplasm of the germ cells containing chromosomes.
germ warfare the deliberate contamination of an enemy's territory with disease germs.
gerontocracy government by a group of elders. [2 definitions]
gerontology the science concerned with the physical and emotional changes associated with aging. (See geriatrics.)
Gerry Jackson founder and station manager of SW Radio Africa, Zimbabwe's only independent radio station, which is broadcast from London, England, where Jackson lives in exile.
gerrymander the manipulation, or the result of the manipulation, of the boundaries of election districts so as to favor a particular political party. [2 definitions]
gerund in English, a form derived from a verb by the addition of the suffix "-ing" that functions as a noun.
gestalt in psychology, a cognitive pattern that is whole and unified and cannot be predicted or inferred from its individual elements, even when they are considered together.
Gestalt psychology a psychological theory that holds that experience is composed of gestalts and that an organism's response to a situation cannot be analyzed as a sum of its elements.
Gestapo the terrorist secret police force of Germany during the Nazi regime.
gestate to carry in the uterus following conception. [3 definitions]
gestation the time that an organism spends developing in a womb, egg, or the like before being born. [2 definitions]
gesticulate to make hand movements, esp. so as to be more emphatic or expressive while speaking. [2 definitions]