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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.
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.