Definition of germling in English:

germling

noun

Botany
  • The product of germination of a seed or spore; specifically a germinating alga or fungus.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Arthur Henfrey (d. 1859), botanist. From germ + -ling, after German Keimling product of germination (Middle High German -kīmelinc in ertkīmelinc shoot, young tree).

Pronunciation

germling

/ˈdʒəːmlɪŋ/