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geotaxis the movement of a freely moving organism toward or against gravitational pull.
geothermal of or concerning the heat produced internally by the earth.
geothermal energy heat energy produced in the interior of the earth, or energy derived from earth's heat.
geotropism movement or growth of a living organism in response to gravity, such as the downward growth of plant roots.
gephyrophobia an abnormal fear of crossing bridges.
ger. abbreviation of "gerund," in English, a form derived from a verb by the addition of the suffix "-ing" that functions as a noun.
geranium any of various garden plants that have roundish divided leaves and bear showy clusters of red, pink, or white blossoms.
gerbil any of a variety of small African and Asian burrowing rodents often kept as pets.
gerfalcon variant of gyrfalcon.
geriatric of or concerning geriatrics. [2 definitions]
geriatrics (used with a sing. verb) the science concerned with the medical problems that tend to occur in old age. [2 definitions]
germ a microscopic organism, esp. a bacterium or virus that causes illness; pathogen. [3 definitions]
German of or pertaining to Germany or its people, culture, language, or the like. [3 definitions]
german having the same parents (usu. used in combination). [2 definitions]
German Democratic Republic see "East Germany."
germander any of various herbs of Europe and America, usu. aromatic and with spikes of reddish or purplish flowers.
germane having relevance to a given matter; pertinent; significant.
Germanic of or pertaining to the Teutons; Teutonic. [3 definitions]
germanium a tetravalent metal chemical element that has thirty-two protons in each nucleus and occurs naturally as a contaminant of coal, but can be purified for use in transistors and as a component of high-quality optical glass. (symbol: Ge)
Germanize to become or cause to become German in character, language, attitude, or the like.
German measles a mild contagious viral disease, characterized by swollen glands, fever, and a rash, and dangerous to fetuses in the first three months of pregnancy.