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Noun: germination  ,jur-mu'ney-shun
  1. The process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow
    - sprouting
  2. The origin of some development
    "the germination of their discontent"

Derived forms: germinations

Type of: development, growing, growth, inception, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny, origin, origination

Encyclopedia: Germination